Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2008 Edition Paperback – November 29, 2007
by Charles Brooks (Editor)
The 2008 presidential campaign got off to an early start with Democratic hopeful Barack Obama and Republican Rudy Giuliani. Violence in the Middle East reached new levels, surpassed only by the escalating violence in Darfur. Gas prices skyrocketed, while the value of the U.S. dollar plummeted overseas. U.S. troops are still in Iraq and the fence along the Mexican border has still not been built. Wildfires, droughts, earthquakes, and tsunamis have fueled the increasing concerns about the threat of global warming, which reached celebrity status with Al Gore’s documentary. 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.
“A good overall look at the history of the previous year…” — Hollywood Inside Syndicate
“A ‘must’ addition to high-school, college, university, or public library system collections.” — —Midwest Book Review
“If you are a fan of political cartoons or cartooning in general, this series is well worth following regularly.” — —Hogan’s Alley
“These collections have several values: they identify what was what in a particular when…” — –Book Notes, East Texas Historical Association –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
A chaotic news year full of controversy, and full of possibilities for cartoon commentary.
Series: Best Editorial Cartoons
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing; 2008 edition (November 29, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.3 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds