As most of you probably know, it has become a sort of tradition for me to close out the year with a couple of Year in Review cartoons, which mainly serve the purpose of letting me get far enough ahead on my work that I can take off some time at the holidays like a normal human being. (Last year’s examples here and here.) As always, reader input is actively solicited! Please send your nominations for the most absurd/outrageous/head-exploding stories of the past year to tomtomorrow (at) gmail. To sweeten the pot a little, when the cartoons are done I’ll select a name at random to receive a signed print, or something similar.