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.