I'm sure that the majority of comics fans have at least a few comic strip collections in their library. Some of you may even follow a few daily strips in your local paper.
But we're not going to look at any of those type of strips right now. Instead, let's take a look at the other source of daily comics: the editorial section.
Editorial cartoons are a tradition that go back as far as the invention of the printing press (maybe even further back than that). Usually drawn as a direct response to current events, collections of them are generally rare. It's somewhat pointless to print a book full of cartoon panels that are already outdated a week after they're drawn, isn't it?
The book I'm drawing from is no exception. A large majority of the cartoons in this book were pretty much irrelevant now (jokes about Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, W. Bush, etc.). Of course, older comics have a historical value for scholars, but I picked these ten specifically because I felt they were either A.) still relevant or B.) timeless.
By Michael Ramirez.
from EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO MY OPINION (ISBN 978-0-470-40677-9), 2008
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- The Hunter And His Dog
- KRONOS by Lee Elias
- The Super Sister
- SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
- PATSY WALKER (and her friend, Nancy too)
- Sunday Funnies: HOWARD THE DUCK
- The Adventures of Toucan Sam
- The Golden Age Deadpool
- DYNAMIC DUO FIGHTS TERRIBLE TRIO
- YOUR FAVORITE GREEN LAWYER
- HOT STUFF, THE LITTLE DEVIL: Déjà Vu
- HOT STUFF, THE LITTLE DEVIL: Master Thief
- Sunday Funnies: BLONDIE
- A Look At The Other Comics Section
- PRIMATE PATROL
- Too Much Monkey Business....
- SUPERBOY: The Super Monkey From Krypton
- THE GREAT GRAPE APE
- KRYPTO BATTLES TITANO!
- Sunday Funnies: ANDY CAPP
- The Phantom vs The Giant Ape Of Tawth
- The Secrets Of SpiderMan
- HEY, HEY, HEY....
- BATMAN: Case Of No Consequence
- KYM: Lost In A Dream
- Judy And The Magic Chalk
- Moses, Elijah, and Jesus
- Whatever Happened To Superman?
- APRIL FOOL
- ▼ April (30)