Maine’s editorial cartoonist Danby is a unique artist


By Ramona du Houx
The public is generally unaware of the tragic loss of editorial cartoonists in America during the past decade. There are only about a dozen left employed on newspapers- across the entire USA. Maine is incredibly fortunate to have Danby. Our political parties wouldn’t have become known as Elephants for the Republican and donkeys for the Democrats if it were not for editorial cartoonists.

The Essential Danby is George Danby’s first collection of his hilarious and insightful editorial cartoons, celebrating more than 25 illustrious years at the Bangor Daily News and other publications.

The public is generally unaware of the tragic loss of editorial cartoonists in America during the past decade. There are only about a dozen left employed on newspapers- across the entire USA. Maine is incredibly fortunate to have Danby. Our political parties wouldn’t have become known as Elephants for the Republican and donkeys for the Democrats if it were not for editorial cartoonists.

With a keen eye and laugh-out-loud wit, Danby offers his unique perspective on modern life and politics for the last few decades here in Maine and beyond. The Essential Danby is a retrospective that gathers a collection of editorial cartoons drawn from the artist’s archive of more than 25,000 cartoons. The Essential Danby presents more than 150 of his cartoons that have added insights into the the daily lives of Mainers.

George Danby-

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 he 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, USA Today, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and National Review, plus numerous weekly and daily newspapers. He has drawn more than 25,000 cartoons since 1974.

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