“It’s a bountiful, browse-able reflection on last year’s good, bad and ugly, all served up with creativity and cleverness.”
In this forty-first annual edition of an acclaimed series, more than four hundred clever and provocative editorial cartoons spotlight and satirize the major events of 2012. With viewpoints from liberal to conservative, no subject is off limits. The wit of the nation’s best cartoonists targets everything from politics, government, and the economy to pop culture and sports.
In 2012, a far-reaching healthcare bill became law, same-sex marriage became legal, and the hard-fought election between Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney came to a close. Arizona passed a controversial immigration law and Occupy Wall Street occupied the news. Also included in this edition are jests on our nation’s debt of $16 trillion and the Penn State scandal as well as ever-evolving social media.
About the Editor
Steve Kelley’s award-winning cartoons are syndicated in more than 320 publications, including USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time. His comic strip Dustin, of which he is co-creator, won the National Cartoonists Society’s 2011 Reuben Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip. Kelley is the founder of Funny Money and 1000 Laughs for 1000 Smiles, annual comedy events benefitting children’s charities. Kelley lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
BEST EDITORIAL CARTOONS OF THE YEAR
Edited by Steve Kelley
Text by Charles G. Brooks, Jr.
HUMOR / Topic / Political
HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
208 pp. 8½ x 11
402 illus. Index 41st Ed.
Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year Series