5:20 AM 12th November 2020
Britain’s Best Political Cartoons 2020
There have been enough gaffes so far in 2020 - and we still have a month to go yet. It’s been a long year, but 2020 will always be remembered as the year of coronavirus - 12 months in which we forgot about Brexit, to turn our attention to the NHS, furloughs, social distancing, and Eat Out To Help Out.
31 March - credit Morten Mortland, The Times
Britain’s political cartoonists had plenty of material to sink their teeth into (that is when they were not wearing their masks). If you need a pick-me-up to see the lighter side of the year, this is the book for you.
25 April - credit Andy Davey, Daily Telegraph
The country’s finest satirists turn their eyes to Covid, HS2, Dominic Cummings, Donald Trump, Boris, the Labour leadership election, to the next US president. The captions finish just after the summer. Had they continued I’m sure there would have been more - on the keys to the White House, and now the good news on the vaccines.
1 May - credit Peter Brookes, The Times
The book features the work of Mark Rowson, Steve Bell, Peter Brookes and Nicola Jennings.
The book is edited by Dr Tim Benson, who is Britain’s leading authority on political cartoons and also runs the Political Cartoon Gallery and Cafe near the River Thames in Putney.
In a year of turmoil, tantrums and Trump, this comical companion to 2020 just about sums up the year we all will never forget.