Part two of the Mutts series. Originally published April 30, 2013.
One strip that I know is dear to the hearts of Mickabooligans is Patrick McDonnell's "Mutts". Today through Thursday will feature a four-strip storyline about an unhatched egg belonging to the two primary recurring bird characters.
The first in the series, below, appeared on April 29, 2013.
John Deering's "Strange Brew" is another of those one-panel satirical looks at things we all take for granted, cliches, and the like. He often turns to birds (his favorites being owls and parrots, the latter usually playing off the stereotypical pirate association) as his subjects.
Here is his October 12, 2011 cartoon:
Dave Blazek's "Loose Parts" has the occasional bird-related entry and often plays off cross-cultural references, as in this Sunday strip from March 10, 2013 about a canary with a coal miner's mindset:
Dave Coverly's "Speed Bump" is one of my daily must-reads. He frequently turns to bird-themed gags for his toons so I have a lot of these archived.
Given my professional career as a radio programming consultant, this one from December 7, 2009 is a personal favorite.
A good portion of the content at the site ICanHasCheezburger.com is captioned pictures, with one whole area devoted to "Animal Capshunz". I've collected several dozen images from there and will post one every few days as a break from the usual cartoon style.
This appeared at Cheezburger April 21, 2013.
This is the new blog "Bird Toon of the Day". For our first entry, a Mickaboo favorite ... Bizarro from October 6, 2013. Dan Piraro, who is a supporter of animal rights organizations in general, autographed a print of this cartoon for our Holiday Auction later that same year.
I will (hopefully) be uploading a new toon every day. I have the library of toons which were part of the humor section of the old site, plus ones I had collected since that area had last been updated a year ago.
I have tried to get the best copy of each toon so you will see variations in size, sharpness, and color vs. b&w from day to day, depending on what I have found. (The older a toon is, the more difficult to find color versions or larger sized/higher resolution versions.)
The GlobalGiving matching gift funds are now GONE! Thanks to the generosity of 75 of you, Mickaboo managed to raise $16,626 (inclusive of matching funds) - more than our $15K fundraising goal, allowing us to help heal many many birds (about 80 vet appointments for garden-variety issues, or 3 treatments for more severe matters, like Louie's surgery).
Thank you all again for helping our many birds!
Our current total is $16,138, exceeding our $15,000 fundraising goal! Yippee! Your generosity during this GlobalGiving matching event makes your gift go further than usual and helps Mickaboo build a solid foundation as we continue into the new year.
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Your generosity so far has resulted in a total in donations and matching gifts of $5.8K - about 40% of the way toward our $15K fundraising goal. Consider joining the many Mickaboo supporters who have helped our birds with their vet bills – including this young one. It'll take a few minutes to give here.
Our many foster birds and the volunteers who care for them Thank You!