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The Bill of Rights Cartooned

To celebrate the 230th anniversary of The Bill of Rights we travel back thirty years when cartoonists and syndicates collaborated with The Newspaper Features Council to mark the bicentennial of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
So, from The Iola Register of 1991, we present The Art of Democracy.

Charles M. Schulz

Bil Keane

Mike Peters

Jeff MacNelly

Bill Amend

Neal Sternecky

Bob Thaves

Dan Piraro

John Lane

Mell Lazarus


The Chicago Tribune put the whole shebang on one page:

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characters © their respective copyright owners
hat tip to Art Lortie

Community Comments

#1 Darryl Heine
@ 4:07 pm

What is cartoonist John Lane, who did the 9th. admendment to the Bill of Rights back in 1991, doing nowadays?

#2 D. D. Degg
@ 5:48 pm

John R. Lane (ca. 1932/33 – ) was a long time cartoonist for the NEA/UFS syndicates. He joined the NEA art department in 1956 folowing the trail blazed by his father cartoonist Ralph Lane.
He was for a period the syndicate’s chief political cartoonist and regularly illustrated their closed end strips. At the time of this Bill of Rights being distributed his 1979 “How to Make a Merry Christmas” seasonal strip for NEA was being rerun as the 1991 Christmas strip.
His comic strip bona fides (besides the short term strips) were “The Good Guys” and “Ben Swift.”

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