“Humorous and thoughtful, provocative and controversial as always . . . this collection summarizes the best, the brightest, and the bravest of editorial opinions.”
—The Sanford (NC) Herald
“Brooks once again shows a keen eye and sophisticated sense of humor in his selections of Best Editorial Cartoons.”
—Ray Saadi, Acadiana LifeStyle
E. coli, bird flu, and global warming joined terrorism as major threats. President Bush’s approval rating plunged as gas prices reached new heights and antiterrorist surveillance came too close to home. More than stars fell after the steroid use in professional athletes was exposed and Pluto’s planetary status was revoked. The youth of America edged into obesity, while the elderly were confused by new Medicare plans. Controversial cartoons became a new weapon in the war against terror. Scandals flawed the image of the dominant Republican Party and Dick Cheney’s quail-hunting companion made a full recovery.
Provocative and controversial, this collection, edited by Charles Brooks, offers the thirty-fifth edition of the most thought-provoking editorial cartoons of the year. Showcasing a variety of viewpoints, the cartoonists satirize headline-making news that defines and shapes the world. Agree or not, these award-winning cartoons are bound to stir your own emotions and opinions, making Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2007 Edition all the more enjoyable.
Since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year’s major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists.