What do the Regan administration, the U.S. Budget,National Defense, the Soviet Pipeline, and the Pro-Football Strike allhave in common? Theyre all subjects that were up for grabs in 1982 forthe nation's leading editorial cartoonists.Started in 1972, the series has been widely acclaimedas a concise yet far-ranging pictorial history of each year's events. AsPublishers Weekly said, it's "a great way to get the gutfeeling of a year's history."The 1984 edition continues the standard of excellenceestablished in previous editions. More than 350 editorial cartoons reflectthe best work of 140 cartoonists who focused their sights on the MiddleEast, Poland, Latin American, Great Britain, Pope John Paul II, theeconomy, and an array of other issues that made the headlines in 1982.Editor Charles Brooks is past president of theAssociation of American Editorial Cartoonists and for 38 years was acartoonist for the Birmingham News. He has been the recipient of 13Freedom Foundation Awards, a national VFW Award, two Vigilante PatriotAwards, and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning.
CHARLES BROOKS, a former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, has edited this series since its inception in 1972. Brooks served for 38 years as editorial cartoonist for the Birmingham News, where his work won numerous national awards.