Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 1989 [Kindle Edition]
Charles Brooks (Editor)
Publication Date: April 30, 1989
The year 1988 was a bonanza for cartoonists. The long presidential campaign led the news, culminating in the struggle between George Bush and Michael Dukakis for the White House. But that was not the only news.
The Midwest drought, the Persian Gulf war, the unrest in Israel, Mikhail Gorbachev’s continuing campaign for reform, the Geneva summit meeting and the INF treaty, the Seoul Olympics, and the continuing problem of AIDS all provided material for more than 330 cartoons from the pens of cartoonists in the United States and Canada.
Long considered the most definitive collection of editorial cartoons, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1989 Edition is a must for the political minded, the history buff, the humorist, and the artist.
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.
“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
From the Publisher
A chaotic news year full of controversy, and full of possibilities for cartoon commentary.
From the Back Cover
President Bill Clinton, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr dominated the news–and the attention of editorial cartoonists-throughout 1998. A pictorial history of the year of scandals, this 27th edition of the annual %iBest Editorial Cartoons of the Year%r focuses upon the travails of the president, but other personalities, too, attracted the slings and arrows of editorial cartoonists throughout the United States and Canada. Included here are more than 400 prime examples of the cartoonists’s art from the pens of more than 180 cartoonists on topics drawn directly from the year’s front page stories. Politicians other than the president also took their lumps during the year, including House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who then took leave of Congress. New faces such as Gov. Jesse Ventura, whose blunt talk and background as a professional wrestler enlivened the scene, offered the prospect of a steady supply of future cartoon subjects. The cartoonists also managed to find at least a few good guys to caricature, including home run king Mark McGwire and 77-year-old astronaut John Glenn. Included are the cartoons selected for major awards during the year, as well as lists of past award winners. Charles Brooks, who has edited this series since its inception, is an award-winning cartoonist in his own right and a former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
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.
File Size: 33254 KB
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: Firebird Press (April 30, 1989)
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