The stalwart TIM KELLEY prevailed this week. Through an impressive act of sheer will, he turned what was essentially a goofy Christmas card into a political cartoon. Along the way he let us in on the secret that, while Santa may know who's naughty and who's nice, he's clueless in the political prognostication department.
While we're on the subject of prognostication, this just in from the crystal ball: I will be working on the special year-end edition of Name that 'Toon next week, and will not be putting up a drawing this coming Tuesday. The regular NMT routine will resume the following week as we kick off our second year!
Thanks to those of you who sent me your lists of favorites. They will be a big help as I sort through the year's accumulated wit, whimsy and plain weirdness.
Of course massive thanks to all of you who have put your imaginations and wits to work across the state to make this something that I turn to with excitement and surprise each week.
Best wishes for the holidays,