208 pages, 9 x 11
426 drawings
Release Date:15 May 2021

The Art and Humor of John Trever

Fifty Years of Political Cartooning

University of New Mexico Press

As the Albuquerque Journal's editorial cartoonist for nearly fifty years, John Trever provides insights into New Mexico's unique cartooning environment and the techniques and humor involved in the craft as he also shares his experiences covering local and national events and issues of the twenty-first century. The Art and Humor of John Trever: Fifty Years of Political Cartooning features the best, funniest, and most significant cartoons of Trever's career--showcasing his unique style, method, and voice--that captivated readers in New Mexico as well as readers throughout the United States through syndication. In addition, Trever provides anecdotes of how these drawings came to be and what kind of reactions they provoked, offers his thoughts about the state of editorial cartooning, and gives a frank account of what it takes to achieve, and sustain, a long career as a political mirror and as the political conscience of the Southwest.

Witty, insightful, thought-provoking, and brilliantly capturing the foibles of modern political history.'--Midwest Book Review
Politically relevant and socially aware, that's Trever.'--Toby Smith, author of Crazy Fourth: How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map
As controversial as John Trever's more than nine thousand cartoons usually were, his cartooning style, as an artist, was masterfully his own.'--V. B. Price, author of The Orphaned Land: New Mexico's Environment Since the Manhattan Project
John Trever has been the Albuquerque Journal's editorial cartoonist since 1976. His cartoons have been syndicated to more than 350 daily and college newspapers and reprinted in major news and business publications and textbooks. Honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Free Press Association, the New Mexico Legislature, and the Albuquerque Arts Alliance, Trever continues creating a weekly cartoon for the Journal's Sunday edition.


Chapter One. Portfolio
Chapter Two. Pogo
Chapter Three. 7th and Silver
Chapter Four. Journal Center
Chapter Five. Twenty-first Century Limited
Chapter Six. Joy of New Mexico
Chapter Seven. Bill, Susana, and Michele
Chapter Eight. FAQ
Chapter Nine. Anatomy of a Cartoon
Chapter Ten. Keep on the Funny Side
Chapter Eleven. Does Political Cartooning Have a Future?

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