Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year Paperback – 1 May 1986
by Jack Kemp (Foreword), Charles Brooks (Editor)
This series is the only annual compilation of editorial cartoons, focusing on all the newsworthy events of the year as expressed through the pens of the major cartoonists from North America. A roster of winners of major cartoon awards is included. Each edition is indexed by the cartoonist.
Reagan’s comeback from cancer surgery, the AIDS scare, the frightening increase in airplane crashes.
Relive the year’s history-making events with Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1986 Edition. Since 1973, this series has showcased the talents of leading editorial cartoonists form the United States and Canada. This year’s volume presents more than 350 noteworthy cartoons from 133 cartoonists, including the top prize-winners of 1985. Congressman Jack Kemp, a frequent target of editorial pens, contributed the forward for this year’s edition. He notes that editorial cartooning is vital to a free press and in preserving history, commenting that “no one has ever seen a cartoon poking fun at Mikhail Gorbachev in Pravda or Krokodil, and that fact speaks volumes about the Soviet system.” Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year is widely recognized as the definitive compendium of leading cartoonists’ views of national and international issues. Acclaimed as a concise yet far-ranging pictorial history, Publishers Weekly calls it “a great way to get the gut feeling of a year’s history.” The 1986 edition continues the history of excellence established in previous volumes. This year the cartoonists focus their rapier wit on such topics as the Regan administration, international terrorism, crime, the AIDS scare, airline safety, and national defense issues such as Star Wars. ABOUT THE EDITOR Editor Charles Brooks is past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and for thirty-eight years was a cartoonist for the Birmingham News. 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 many libraries’ archives.
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.
A look back at an eventful year using editorial cartoons, one of the best barometers of current events 10 Sep 2008
By Charles Ashbacher – Published on Amazon.com
There is nothing better than a good editorial cartoon to put the current situation in the proper perspective. As someone who is a political junkie and conscious during the 1980’s I recognized each of the situations represented by these cartoons. Using images and very simple text, the cartoonists were able to get their message across in a forceful way.
If you remember the 1980’s, you will enjoy this frolic back to those times. However, if you don’t know the history well, then most of them will make no sense to you.
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company (1 May 1986)
Product Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1 cm