“The political cartoon, like fine art, is the creation of an individual that gives it a singular effectiveness.”
Combine the wit and insight of 130 leading editorial cartoonists with the headline-making events of a year filled with controversial issues, and the result is this provocative volume of wry satire and social commentary.
This collection of editorial cartoons is a pictorial history of the year’s major developments. Included are principal issues such as the Carter Administration, the demise of the environment, the taxpayer’s revolt, the test-tube baby, and the election of the first non-Italian pope.
These are the best of the best: cartoons that all received acclaim and recognition, and even some that won prestigious awards. This collection represents an artistic time capsule of wit and humor that is sure to keep you laughing.
About the Editor
Charles Brooks (1920-2011) compiled and edited every volume in this series from its inception forty years ago. 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.
About the Foreword Writer
Jerry Robinson, whose cartoons have been syndicated nationwide, was president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and is credited with creating “The Joker,” the first super-villain of comics.
BEST EDITORIAL CARTOONS OF THE YEAR
Edited by Charles Brooks
Foreword by Jerry Robinson
HUMOR / Topic / Political
HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartooning
160 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
374 illus. Index
ISBN: 9780882892306 pb (F)