Catch not only a glimpse into the muddy backwater of Mississippi state and local politics, but also a sidelong glance at national figures and issues.
“Captain Kirk” lampoons Mississippi governor Kirk Fordice, while “Confederacy of Dunces” satirizes Mississippi’s legislature, which makes an editorial cartoonist’s job easy with “suspect politicians, a regressive tax system, and constant schemes to raise their own pay.”
Other chapters including “Sports,” “Daze of Our Lives,” and “Life with Bill” prove to be consistently funny and insightful.
About the Author
Clay Jones has years of experience as an editorial cartoonist. His insight and observation belie his years and add tremendously to the editorial page of the Daily Leader in Brookhaven, Mississippi.
He has won numerous awards, including first place for Best Editorial Cartoon in the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in both 1994 and 1995, the first two years of the competition. His cartoons have been published in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and several volumes of Pelican’s Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. Knee-Deep in Mississippi is a recent addition to Pelican’s much celebrated Editorial Cartoonists Series.
KNEE-DEEP IN MISSISSIPPI
By Clay Jones
Foreword by Sid Salter
HUMOR / General
HUMOR / Topic / Political
160 pp. 8 x 5 1/4
ISBN: 9781565542655 pb