Londoners displayed their famous stiff upper lips, even though ours quivered with sorrow as terrorists bombed the tube. Americans uneasily watched as Discovery
astronauts made shuttle repairs in space. Baseball fans cheered the breaking of the curse as the Chicago White Sox won the pennant and went on to take the World Series; they jeered as their heroes appeared before Congress in a performance-enhancement steroid scandal. Freedom was measured by the color purple, as Iraq held unhampered elections. Deep Throat stepped out of the shadows of Watergate, while water engulfed separate corners of the globe.
Provocative and controversial, this collection, edited by Charles Brooks, offers the thirty-fourth edition of the most thought-provoking editorial cartoons of the year. Showcasing a variety of viewpoints, the cartoonists satirize headline-making news that defines and shapes the world. Agree or not, these award-winning cartoons are bound to stir your own emotions and opinions, making Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2006 Edition all the more enjoyable.
This edition surveys the mood of the nation on the passing of a pope, a Supreme Court chief justice, and a civil rights icon. As always, the political arena proves fruitful, from antiwar protests to the Bush administration’s high and lowlights.
Since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year’s major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists.