Pissed Off: Political Cartoons of 2015
by Darrin Bell
Publication Date: Nov 28, 2016
List Price: $26.50
Format: Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: On-Demand Publishing LLC
Parent Company: Amazon.com, Inc.
The year 2015 in political cartoons by Darrin Bell of the Washington Post Writers Group, winner of the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning, and the 2016 Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. From police brutality to the Confederate Flag, to mass shootings, to Marriage Equality for gays, to the campaign for President… this was the year when the country went both sane and insane at the same time.
These stunningly-drawn, full color cartoons are thoughtful and evocative. As Amy Lago of the Washington Post Writers Group put it, "Darrin is like a sign language interpreter translating what whites say into what blacks hear. Bell prodded readers to consider how different celebrities are viewed through the prism of race. When two NYPD officers were gunned down, his cartoon illustrated how they lost their lives because of the uniforms they wore. Bell deftly takes on the pressing social issues of the day, from gay rights, to rape victims who are not believed, to children flooding into the United States, hoping for a brighter future.