Not to worry; Toon Thursday will indeed be taking place this week. Unfortunately, due to a last-minute emergency trip out of town, I don't have access to my scanner and other fun stuff. But the cartoon is ready, and if I can post it today, I will...otherwise, Toon Thursday will have to be Toon Saturday or Sunday. It'll be worth it, though! I promise!
In the meantime, here's another fun (and far more educational) cartoon-related item: via morfablog comes a neat web archive of early comics, from Medieval manuscript narratives to the famous Hogarth to more familiar toons of the 20s. Includes interesting visual documentation of the evolution of speech balloons and a great bibliography. Much fun.