Full of clever commentary on the major events of 2011, this collection of more than four hundred cartoons covers a range of viewpoints from liberal to conservative. From sports and media to society and foreign affairs, no subject is off limits. All mistakes and failures are fair game because, though history repeats itself, there is always someone new to blame. This collection of cartoon commentary is filled with an underlying sincerity that will either make you laugh or cry.
In 2011, we said farewell to Elizabeth Taylor and Betty Ford and good riddance to Osama bin Laden. As Pres. Barack Obama’s popularity waned, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich put in their bids for the presidential election. While gas prices and the national debt rose higher than the possibility of sending another manned craft into space, the scandalous Casey Anthony trial was reminiscent of O. J. and Nicole Simpson. The latest annual edition of this collection contains these and many other controversial comments referencing politics, the economy, government, and pop culture.
About the Editor
Charles Brooks (1920-2011), who compiled and edited every volume in this series from its inception forty years ago, passed away as this book was being prepared. Brooks was a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and was a cartoonist for the Birmingham News for nearly four decades. He received thirteen Freedom Foundation Awards, a National VFW Award, two Vigilante Patriot Awards, and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning.
BEST EDITORIAL CARTOONS OF THE YEAR
Edited by Charles Brooks
HUMOR / Topic / Political
HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
208 pp. 8½ x 11
400+ b/w illus. Index 40th Ed.
ISBN: 9781455616152 pb