First published in 1972, the annual series has been widely acclaimed as a concise yet far-ranging pictorial history of each year’s events.
In addition, many volumes have featured a foreword by a distinguished history maker, reporter, or interpreter of historic events. Providing special insight into the cartoonist’s art have been the following notables:
James J. Kirkpatrick, syndicated columnist
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, United States senator
Jerry Robinson, syndicated editorial cartoonist
Barry Goldwater, United States senator
Hubert Humphrey, United States senator
The 1982 edition contains more than 360 editorial cartoons reflecting the best efforts of 141 cartoonists, along with an illuminating foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters. He discusses how a cartoonist conceives the ideas for his daily work.