Code Red: Editorial Cartoons by Ed Hall Paperback – October 1, 2003
by Ed Hall (Author)
Code Red! Code Red! We are under attack! Break out the plastic sheathing and duct tape! No, it’s not a biological terror attack – it’s the first book of political cartoons by Ed Hall. From anthrax scares to aircraft carrier landings, no story is too diverse or too extreme for this freelance, cartooning maverick. Chronicling the top stories of 2002 and 2003, Code Red is a thought provoking and humorous look at the circus that makes up American politics. Code Red shines a bright light on government with insightful images and fearless opinions. And no one is spared. John Ashcroft, Jeb and George Bush, Colin Powell, the French, Dick Cheney; they’re all in there. And don’t forget your favorite crazy dictator/evil-doer – from Kim Jong IL to Osama to Saddam, Ed’s sharp pen goes after them all. Hall considers himself an “attack” cartoonist, and if you’re in the way, watch out; because he hits with all the subtly of a sledge hammer.
Advance praise for Code Red – Editorial Cartoons by Ed Hall
“Ed Hall is one of the few American editorial cartoonists who still does his job. Rather than react to headlines, he sets an agenda. Rather than recycle tired old gags, he presents new ways of looking at the world. And, in a time when reasons to chuckle are few and far between, he delivers that guilty pleasure: laughing at our own misery.”
-Ted Rall, Editorial Cartoonist, Tedrall.com
* Ed Hall is available for lectures, speaking engagements and book signings.
From the Inside Flap
Halltoons © are syndicated nationally by DBR Media Syndicate, internationally by Artizans Syndicate, and published weekly in the Baker County Press.
CODE RED © 2003 Ed Hall. Printed and bound in the United States of America. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system – except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review to be printed in a magazine, newspaper, or on the Web – without permission in writing from the publisher. For information, please contact Ed Hall, PMB 243, 445 State Road 13 North #26, Jacksonville, FL 32259-3838.
About the Author
Ed Hall has spent the last 15 years building a reputation as an editorial cartoonist with bite. He graduated from The University of Florida in 1986 with a Masters degree in Fine Art. While in college he did political cartoons and illustrations for The Florida Independent Alligator, UF’s school newspaper. After college Hall worked for several weekly publications in and around Jacksonville, and finally settled at The Baker County Press in Macclenny (just outside of Jacksonville) where he continues to work as the weekly cartoonist. Over the last 11 years, Hall has won 7 Florida Press Awards, 3 Newsmaker Awards, and numerous fine art awards in national and international competitions. In 2003, Ed was presented the 53rd Annual Green Eyeshade Award for weekly cartoons by The Society of Professional Journalists. Also in 2003, Ed won the prestigious Excellence in Journalism Award, presented annually by The Florida Press Club.
Through his weekly syndication with DBR Media, Ed’s work is reproduced in newspapers across North America. His cartoons have been featured in The Washington Post National Weekly Edition, The Tallahassee Democrat, The New York Time’s Scope Magazine and on CNN Headline News. In 2003 he joined Artizans Syndicate and had a series of cartoons published in a book entitled “Hail to the Thief – Our 42nd President – William Jefferson Clinton.”
Halltoons have also consistently been featured in Charles Brook’s “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year (2001, 2002, and 2003).”
For the latest Ed Hall cartoons, be sure to visit his website, Halltoons.com.
Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Halltoons.com (October 2003)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces