The twenty-sixth volume of this acclaimed series encapsulates the history-making events of 1997 in more than 400 cartoons by the top editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, and always interesting, these cartoons are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings as you turn the pages.
With so many presidential scandals in 1997, you couldn’t help but laugh. Editorial cartoonists couldn’t help but draw (no pun intended) attention to President Clinton’s involvement in illegal political fund-raising and in the Paula Jones case. Yet, editorial cartoons don’t always criticize or condemn; they sometimes champion or commemorate. The loss of Princess Diana, Mother Theresa, and Red Skelton, to name three, caused editorial cartoonists everywhere to reflect on these personalities’ lives and their impact on the world.
Running the gamut from scathing to sarcastic to sincere, the Pulitzer Prize, National Headliners Club, National Newspaper Award/Canada, and the Fischetti Award winners are among the best cartoons of the year.