Political junkies can kick back in the Annenberg Library Reading Room with BEST EDITORIAL CARTOONS OF THE YEAR, either the most recent edition (2011) or older ones going back to 1977. The series, showcasing humorous and/or thought-provoking cartoons of the day from US newspapers, is edited by Charles Brooks, past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and long-time cartoonist for Birmingham News. Each volume features award winning cartoons from the past year and an additional sampling of work by leading editorial cartoonists chosen for general excellence. Selections include both left and right leaning perspectives and together do a good job of recapturing the political and satirical flavor of history, as recent as 2010. Pictured here is one of my favorites in the 2011 edition appeared in The State Journal-Register July 11, 2010. It’s by Chris Britt.
The call number for the series is: REF E 839.5 B45 but it’s not where it’s supposed to be. I have the volumes on a special in shelf in the magazine reading area to show them off. If you’re confused just ask!