The Essential Danby
With a keen eye and laugh-out-loud wit, editorial cartoonist George Danby offers his unique perspective on the roller-coaster that has been modern life and politics for the last few decades here in Maine and beyond. The Essential Danby is a retrospective that, for the first time ever, gathers in one volume a collection of editorial cartoons drawn from the artist’s archive of over 25,000 cartoons, The Essential Danby presents more than 150 of his most humorous and insightful images that will have you rolling in your seat with laughter. For anyone who lives in or regularly visits the state of Maine, or simply appreciates the truth behind the spin, The Essential Danby is a must-have book, for its funny, rare take on the pleasures and pitfalls of modern times, the absurdity of politicians, and the unique state of our state and nation.
George Danby, editorial cartoonist, has been drawing and publishing cartoons since he was in high school. His first cartoons appeared in the Providence (RI) Journal, when Danby was 15 years old. He was the contributing cartoonist for the Bangor Daily news while in school. He became staff editorial cartoonist at the New Haven (Conn.) Register in 1979. Danby joined the Providence paper six years later as staff editorial cartoonist, before joining the Bangor paper as its full time cartoonist in 1988. Syndicated with McNaught Syndicate and Editors Press Service, Danby’s work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USAToday and The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and National Review, plus numerous weekly and daily newspapers. He has drawn over 25,000 cartoons since 1974.