Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year Paperback – April 30, 1998
by Charles Brooks (Editor)
The twenty-sixth volume of this acclaimed series encapsulates the history-making events of 1997 in more than 400 cartoons by the top editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, and always interesting, these cartoons are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings as you turn the pages. With so many presidential scandals in 1997, you couldn’t help but laugh. Editorial cartoonists couldn’t help but draw (no pun intended) attention to President Clinton’s involvement in illegal political fund-raising and in the Paula Jones case. Yet, editorial cartoons don’t always criticize or condemn; they sometimes champion or commemorate. The loss of Princess Diana, Mother Theresa, and Red Skelton, to name three, caused editorial cartoonists everywhere to reflect on these personalities’ lives and their impact on the world. Running the gamut from scathing to sarcastic to sincere, the Pulitzer Prize, National Headliners Club, National Newspaper Award/Canada, and the Fischetti Award winners are among the best cartoons of the year. ABOUT THE EDITOR Charles Brooks is past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and was a cartoonist for the Birmingham (Ala.) News for thirty-eight years. He has been the recipient of thirteen Freedom Foundation awards, a national VFW award, two Vigilante Patriot awards, and a Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning. Brooks’ cartoons appear in more than eighty books, including textbooks on political science, economics, and history, as well as encyclopedias and yearbooks. His original cartoons are on display in the archives of many libraries. He has edited this series for all of its twenty-six years.
About the Author
CHARLES BROOKS, a former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, has edited this series since its inception in 1972. Brooks served for 38 years as editorial cartoonist for the Birmingham News, where his work won numerous national awards.
Series: Best Editorial Cartoons
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing (April 30, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds