Funny Papersz #1: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year 2002

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Funny Paperz #1: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year- 2002 (No. 1) Paperback – August 22, 2003
by Joe King (Author)

An entire year’s worth of controversy for your coffee table! Funny Paperz #1 is an anniversary collection of illustrated political savvy and satire covering 2002 from the local, national and international datelines by author and artist Joe King.

Joe King puts a hammer lock on history with over 300 illustrations taken from his daily op/ed for the Santa Monica Daily Press.

Sometimes brutal, sometimes elegant, always on target — Joe is a pen and ink pit bull who tends to chew through his leash on a daily basis.

“Restraint” is not his forte. Better to say he always “Draws the right thing”.

Funny Paperz #1: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2002 is 120 pages of pugilism distinguished by eleven rounds on the following topics: Attack on America Fighting City Hall Crime & Punishment Entertainment News The Homeless Local Views The Middle East National Headlines Property Rights Holidays Memorials & Tributes

Editorial Reviews
About the Author
That Joe Guy, “The Artist formerly known as” Joe King is a “prince” of a Designer, Art Director, Cartoonist & Licensing Professional in product development & packaging. As a consultant, Joe designs both the product & the packaging for a wide variety of children’s specialty items. He is currently in production of several self-syndicated comics distributed worldwide under the banner of his publishing forge: FUNNY PAPERZ. has welcomed more than 1,000,000 visitors since July 4, 1996.

Inducted into the National Cartoonist Society in 1991, his first comic strip series, ANOMALIES was published in 1985 by The Easy Reader, winning their annual contest. Pen and ego spurred on, Joe followed up with a string of other comics in various formats. The romantic saga BACK ROADS, the proud parental sentiment of IF YOUR PARENTS REALLY LOVED YOU…, a full-page Sunday feature on car culture; ROUTE 66, and several more devoted to charitable pursuits. POOR JUDGEMENT and ST. NICK were created as a gift to the children at St. Jude’s Ranch, while AQUAMARINES was penned on behalf of the anti-whaling efforts of Sea Shepherds. His graphic novel, MEN FROM EARTH earned worldwide distribution on its first day of publication July 4, 1991 at the San Diego ComiCon and eventually went into pre-production at Paramount Pictures as a live-action feature in the fall of 1996. RUST & WRINKLES ran internationally before being collected & published as his first anthology in 1992. The launch of this online gallery was christened with a daily political cartoon in 1996. The Easy Reader again played host to Joe’s next daily feature, WEBSTER, running from 1997-1998. Joe signed his first literary agent on Thanksgiving, 1998 for 101 USES FOR A DEAD LAWYER. During 1998-1999 the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce published HERE & THERE. That April saw his first Limited Edition Fine Art Print released at the 12th Annual Charity Car Show in Seal Beach! Joe King’s newest parody, I’M JUST LIKE CAPTAIN KIRK BECAUSE… was recently syndicated by Comic Echange and the 10th ANNIVERSARY-RUST & WRINKLES is currently appearing in Sweden, South Africa and Australia. With more than 1,000,000 visitors to his website to date, Joe is being laughed at in more than 14 different countries. An honorary graduate of Platt College, he has been a guest speaker there, at the Pasadena Art Center School Of Design, and the Palos Verdes Art Institute. He is the founder of IMAGINE NATIONS a global online community of amateur and professional cartoonists dedicated to freedom of thought. You can follow Joe’s daily scribbles as the Political Cartoonist for the Santa Monica Daily Press. He can be found any evening with Angela, the love of his life as they walk along the South Bay shore.

FYI – The first day I activated this profile page I was permanently banned from from any of my own discussion boards; which leaves them vulnerable to any and all hate mail to go unanswered. Thank you Amazon!
If you are at all interested in actual mail I rec’v, pls visit my real Mail Bag here:


The Nation:
“Joe has more truth in his pen, than Bill O’Reilly could muster with a thousand “falaffels”, and more integrity than Limbaugh could ever envision, in the most intense of oxycontin orgies.”
– Eric Blumrich/BUSHFLASH.COM

The Neighborhood:
“The cartoons reveal the ambiance of the area, adding credibility to his other local cartoons. They prove he is an insider… having street cred adds import addressing local concerns… and quality of life.”
– Stuart Rapeport/AAEC

The Nannygoats:
“Future generations will finally recognize his moustachioed genius…”
– JP Trostle/AAEC

Collected Works by Joe King
In the early ’80s Joe parlayed his position as one of the original Blue Sky Rangers, [Mattel Electronics videogame designers] into a Department of Defense [D.O.D.] software engineer, enjoying a TOP SECRET security clearance at Lockheed’s fabled Rye Canyon facility [Skunk Works], original nest for the SR-71 Blackbird fleet.
Today he suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous mis-fortune – frequently at the hands of other cartoonists!
The 2004 Pulitzer Prize Nominee most recently served as Artist-In-Residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and is currently in production of several self-syndicated comic strips distributed world-wide under the banner of his publishing forge:; a whimsical fusion of fine art, popular culture and humorous illustrations. Joe King, a native Son of the Golden West – born in the shadow of The Lone Ranger Rock – is making the world a funnier place one cartoon at a time.
Explore more of his creative universe at

*** Personal note from the Author/Artist***
Howdy! And welcome to my new page @ Author Central for
A few years ago a disability severely curtailed my public appearances.
I am looking forward to meeting and making new friends here and thru my social networking pages.
I hope to provide you some of the “behind-the-scenes” and “in-between-the-lines” insights for my titles with you thru my own creative process.
Please use the Discussion channels to ask me any questions you have –
Thank you for your patience.
I am celebrating “30 Years of Fun & Games”!

Product Details
Paperback: 122 pages
Publisher: Trafford Publishing; illustrated edition edition (August 22, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 141200733X
ISBN-13: 978-1412007337
Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

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