The Conscience of a Cartoonist: Instructions, Observations, Criticisms, Enthusiasms
The Conscience of a Cartoonist is Jeff Danziger’s tour of instruction and exemplification of the political cartooning art, based on the years following the 9/11 attacks in New York City. The tragedy that day and the politically disorganized response that followed are documented by Danziger in his “smart, witty (often hilarious) comic nightmares,” as Jules Feiffer has described them. Danziger cartoons and commentary make a case of how satire and its graphic equivalent, cartooning, can be both a scold and a guide in years of continuing crisis.
Rising Like The Tuscon
Rising Like the Tucson is black comedy set in the latter half of the Vietnam War. Lieutenant Christopher, hopeless as an officer, is hounded by his real estate developer father back in the states, who is convinced of the victory to come when Vietnam will “rise like a Tucson” from its ashes and profits will soar. Absurd and explosive by turns, the mordantly hysterical and intricate story is the Vietnam war’s Catch 22. “Deftly limns the overwhelming lunacy of the war in Vietnam,” Tim O’Brien. “A masterpiece,” Boston Globe.