Thursday, November 14, 2019

PR: New political cartoon book from Clay Jones

Impeach This Book! Cartoonist Clay Jones collects his smartest, funniest Donald Trump cartoons in one ridiculously long-tied, deluxe volume!


(IMPEACHMENT DAY, November 13, 2019) -- Editorial cartoonist ClayJones has been drawing the world around him for more than two decades, but his style and humor caught fire at the beginning of the Trump Administration.

An award-winning artist whose work is seen on CNN as well as newspapers and news sites across the United States and beyond, Jones collected his best Trump-related 'toons in one full-color, 270-page deluxe collection titled Tales From the Trumpster Fire: A Cartoon Anthology ($39.95US; Mr. Media Books, 2019).

Among his fans, Jones is perhaps best known for distinctive north and south caricature of Donald J. Trump: the hair goes on and on to the north while the ever-present red tie flows ever-further south. The book features a Foreword by fellow editorial cartoonist Matt Davies and endorsements from TV personality Rosie O'Donnell and fellow cartoonists Ann Telnaes and Mike Peters.

Clay Jones is a self-syndicated political cartoonist whose work is distributed to newspapers and news sites across the United States and around the world. He also draws a weekly cartoon for CNN Opinion’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Clay was represented by Creators Syndicate (2000-13) until he left to start his own syndicate. His career began in 1990 at The Panolian, a weekly newspaper in Batesville, Mississippi. Clay also worked for the Daily Leader in Brookhaven, Mississippi, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He previously worked as a freelance cartoonist for The Daily Dot, The Seattle Times and The Costa Rica Star.
Clay won “Best Cartoon” in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest (2018), as well as several state awards in Mississippi, Hawaii and Virginia. Additionally, he was the finalist for the Herblock Award (2019), and rejected a weird “free speech” award from the government of Iran.
A collection of his work is archived at the Mattie Sink Memorial Library at Mississippi State University. An early collection of his cartoons, titled “Knee-Deep inMississippi,” was distributed by Pelican Publishing (1997). And his work was displayed in an exhibit at the Jewish Museum Berlin (2017).
His daily cartoons are featured in about 50 newspapers and have been reprinted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Dallas Morning News, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Ottawa Citizen, the Daily Beast, BuzzFeed, Newsweek and Time Magazine. They’ve been seen on CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN.
Clay plays and writes 90s-style alt-rock on guitar. He released the album “No Thanks To Hancock” with the band Corporate T-Shirt.
He lives somewhere in the Washington, D.C, suburbs of Northern Virginia.

Mr. Media Books is an independent publisher known for its wide array of unrelated titles, from business titles such as Mean Business by “Chainsaw” Al Dunlap and Determined by Atlanta business legend Felker Ward to You’ll Need a Guide by Marshall Craig and the pulp fantasy noir series Tales of the Annigan Cycle (imagine if Edgar Rice Burroughs collaborated with Quentin Tarantino). The St. Petersburg, Florida-based imprint, started by writer Bob Andelman in 2014, also published the politically brutal humor of The Wages of Sin by cartoonist Keith Brown.

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