A good editorial cartoonist can produce smiles at the nation's breakfast tables and, at the same time, screams around the White House. That's the point of cartooning: to tickle those who agree with you, torture those who don't, and maybe sway the remainder.

Take a look at 1999, "The Year That Was" through the eyes of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist David Horsey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. You may not agree with all of Horsey's original pen-and-ink works. But you probably will agree that 1999 was a good year for satirists, especially the artists who produce "visual rock 'n' roll," as Newsday's Doug Marlette once called editorial cartoons.

If you enjoy what you see on-line, check out David Horsey's work in person. An exhibit showcasing his recent works will be on display at the Newseum from December 8th until January 30th.