Funny Paperz #2

Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year- 2003




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x10.75
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781412012188

About the Book

MORE controversy for your coffee table! Funny Paperz #2: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2003 is the second anniversary collection of illustrated political savvy and satire by author and artist Joe King.

Covering 2003 from the local, national and international datelines Joe King puts a hammer lock on history with over 300 illustrations taken from his daily op/ed for the Santa Monica Daily Press.

Sometimes brutal, sometimes elegant, always on target — Joe is a pen and ink pit bull who tends to chew through his leash on a daily basis.

"Restraint" is not his forte. Better to say he always "Draws the right thing."

Funny Paperz #2: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2003 is a 135 page "battle-royal of brew-ha-ha" in twelve rounds on the following topics:

  • War & Peace
  • Fighting City Hall
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Entertainment News
  • The Homeless
  • Local Views
  • The Middle East
  • National Headlines
  • Property Rights
  • Holidays
  • Memorials & Tributes
  • The Sky is Falling (Space Shuttle Columbia Tributes)

Celebrity Reviews!

Hi Joe,

I enjoyed your panels very much — You have a good style, and should (with luck) do very well down the line… We can all use that in our careers.


-TH (Tom Hattan), KNX News Radio

Dear Joe,

You are very talented and this is very funny… Obviously I can't have anything to do with it.

With kindest regards,

-William Shatner

Hey, Joe…

It was good to see you at CityWalk today, even if it was just for a couple'a seconds.

Enjoyed seeing the Hulk and the Thing in "Funny Paperz." You're proof of the fact that you can't keep a good man down!

Wishing you all the best, as always—


-Stan (Stan Lee), Marvel Comics

About the Author

As a consultant, Joe designs both the product and the packaging for a wide variety of children's specialty items. Inducted into the Southern California Cartoonists Society chapter of the National Cartoonist Society in 1991, he is currently in production of several self-syndicated comics distributed worldwide under the banner of his publishing forge:

Funny Paperz #1: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2002 marked Joe's induction to AAEC, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists — whereupon Joe was invited to be an honored guest by the National Press Club as selections from his newest book were auctioned in Washington, DC to benefit their annual CARTOONS & COCKTAILS.

With more than 2,000,000 visitors to his website to date, Joe is being laughed at in more than 14 different countries.

An honorary graduate of Platt College, he has been a guest speaker there, at the Pasadena Art Center School Of Design, and the Palos Verdes Art Institute. He is the founder of IMAGINE NATIONS a global online community of amateur and professional cartoonists dedicated to freedom of thought. You can follow Joe's daily scribbles as the Political Cartoonist for the Santa Monica Daily Press.

Besides playing hooky more than the other Dads, his kids think the most bitchin' trophy atop his drawing board is the Elephant Key he won as a child in the San Francisco Chronicle's Junior Art Champion contest. Too young to enter — he lied about his age — and won. Today Joe lies about any number of things — except this…

He can be found any evening with Angela, the love of his life as they walk along the South Bay shore.

Joe is the author of the Funny Paperz editorial cartoon series, also available from Trafford Publishing: Funny Paperz #1: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2002, Funny Paperz #3: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2004, and coming soon — Funny Paperz #4: Bestest Editorial Cartoons of the Year — 2005. As well, he has just published Rust & Wrinkles: Growing Old Together.