Picks and Pans Review: Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1983 Edition

updated 06/13/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/13/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

edited by Charles Brooks

In seeing the work of America's political cartoonists en masse, it is easy to appreciate how often they come up with the precise bit of wit that sums up a complex political argument. Though Brooks, cartoonist for the Birmingham (Ala.) News, is a little heavy-handed with his superserious subject groupings like "The Economy," "Crime," "Poland" and "Social Security," he has included a broad spectrum of viewpoints. This collection draws from the work of such inveterate liberals as Paul Conrad of the Los Angeles Times and Corky Trinidad of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and from such crusty conservatives as Dick Locher of the Chicago Tribune and Ed Gamble of the Florida Times-Union. Also represented are talented political middle-of-the-roaders like Jim Berry of NEA and Tom Engelhardt of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (Pelican Publishing, paper, $9.95)

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