Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2009 Edition Paperback – December 3, 2008
by Charles Brooks (Editor)
“One book, in fact the only one we know of, where you can enjoy the best of the year in one place.” -Hollywood Inside Syndicate. A plummeting global economy, a worldwide energy crisis, and the historic election of Barack Obama as the country’s 44th president were the major issues in 2008. This annual compilation of more than 400 cartoons by some 165 editorial cartoonists showcases their finest works in exploring and offering pithy commentary on a wide range of political and cultural topics. From Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to John McCain, from Joe Biden to Sarah Palin, these thought-provoking examples of the cartoonist’s art span the spectrum from liberal to conservative and include the year’s major award-winning cartoons.
“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
Provocative, sometimes controversial, and always clever, the more than 400 cartoons by some 160 cartoonists in this collection present the sharpest political and cultural commentary on the year’s major newsworthy events. Congressional politics, the war in Iraq, the Olympics, the brutal presidential campaign season, and the historic presidential election of Barack Obama provided ample fodder for the witty wiles of the country’s leading cartoonists.
From the energy crisis to the mortgage crisis, these cartoons span the spectrum from liberal to conservative and include contributions from outstanding artists, including the recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Headliner Award, and the Herblock Prize. As in any election year, the presidential hopefuls found themselves the objects of the cartoonists’ slings and barbs, and this collection exceptionally highlights the ups and downs of each candidate’s campaign, from Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin to John McCain, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama.
Pelican has presented this compilation of the country’s most outstanding editorial cartoons since 1972. Cleverly conceived and exceptionally executed, the pieces in this collection present a panorama of exceptional pictorial digs and gibes inked by the year’s finest editorial cartoonists.
Series: Best Editorial Cartoons
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company; 2009 edition (December 3, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.3 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds