Dirt Files: A Decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons (Best Australian Political Cartoons series) Hardcover – November 1, 2013
by Russ Radcliffe (Editor)
Based on the bestselling annual Best Australian Political Cartoons series, Dirt Files features over 400 of the finest political cartoons to have appeared in Australia from 2003 to 2012, and provides a vivid collective account of a particularly fractious decade. Dirt Files doesn’t just focus on the Canberra soap opera. It also interprets the key political moments and themes that have played out over the past ten years – such as war, globalisation, climate change, the rise of China and changes in the economy, the history wars and the apology to Aborigines, and the treatment of asylum-seekers – and provides a reflection on Australian identity. Containing many cartoons that have never been published in BAPC, and others that are produced in colour here for the first time, Dirt Files is a collection like no other. Brilliantly witty, and always insightful, it is essential reading for every Australian.
About the Author
RUSS RADCLIFFE created the annual Best Australian Political Cartoons series in 2003. He has edited collections from some of Australia’s finest political cartoonists, including Alan Moir, Bruce Petty, Bill Leak, Matt Golding, and Judy Horacek. He is the recipient of the Jim Russell Award for services to Australian cartooning.
Series: Best Australian Political Cartoons series
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. (November 1, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds