Max: The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony is clearly rife with sociopolitical controversies.
Simon: Fortunately, there’s no controversy here at Cartoon Companion.
Max: Other than our generous scoring…
Simon: Well, all that’s changed with our new, tougher criteria…take a look.
Simon: This is the most somber cover I’ve seen in years.
Max: It clearly represents an extinguishment of spirit; however, Simon, we shall carry on!
Simon: I’m prepared to lighten up, even if it means that Eustace Tilley has to remain in the closet until next year.
Max: Just when I thought the state of the world could not be more dismal, I discover that the current issue includes only nine cartoons.
Simon: I’m writing a letter to the Editor and to my Congresswoman.
Max: To the ramparts, Simon!
Simon: Shoulder to shoulder! But first, let’s look at these cartoons.