The Syracuse Post-Standard picks various cartoons and cartoonists to look back at 2018.
Cartoons were drawn by Bill Bramhall, Chan Lowe, Dan Wasserman, Dana Summers, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Phil Hands and Joel Pett of Tribune Content Agency; and Tim Campbell, Mike Lester, Signe Wilkinson, Lisa Benson, Nick Anderson, Clay Bennett, Jack Ohman and Jeff Danziger of the Washington Post Writers Group.
“This is a gallery of opinion cartoons.”
WhoWhatWhy and “DonkeyHotey” pick some of their favorites, with commentary.
I’m not that old, but I do remember the good old days when politics were boring: Speeches were made. Platitudes were uttered. Budgets and bills were proposed. Outrage was feigned and then ignored. Government chugged along, and most of us were too busy to care.
Today, our politics are anything but boring.
As Mike Peterson noted Steve Sack’s output had slowed earlier this year.
You may have noticed a message on these pages for a while now that I have been on “medical leave.” To clear up the mystery, early last summer I was diagnosed with cancer. After successful surgery, chemo and radiation treatments, my prognosis is good. Working from home, I’ve been able to contribute cartoons on a sporadic basis. I’m pleased to report that beginning in January I will be returning to the office, and hopefully it will not be long before I am fully up to speed. I want to thank you (and the Star Tribune) for your patience with my lengthy recovery. And I send a special appreciation to the many readers who sent me letters, calls and e-mails of support. You’re the best!
We wish Steve only good will, and a full recovery, for 2019.