The Sylvia Chronicles: 30 Years of Graphic Misbehavior from Reagan to Obama (Paperback)
For three decades, the nationally-syndicated cartoonist Nicole Hollander has channeled her ascerbic wit and razor-sharp sensibilities through the incomparable and irascible Sylvia, a Chicago original whose hilarious commentary on American life has won over millions of loyal readers. The Sylvia Chronicles presents Sylvia’s singular take on contemporary politics, from the early days of Reagan to the latter days of Palin. Along the way, she takes on subjects as varied as varied as the hazards of allowing death row convicts a last smoke, an imaginary exchange with Donald Rumsfeld’ younger brother, and the dangers of texting while driving an SUV and reaching across the seat for a snickers bar -- recording not only the most memorable, and memorably outrageous, events of the past three decades, but also the often-overlooked absurdities of our daily lives.
About the Author
Nicole Hollander (b. 1939) is the creator of the syndicated newspaper comic strip Sylvia, which has been published in 19 collections and has been the source material for several musicals. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won a Joseph Jefferson Award, a Wonder Woman Foundation Award, and Yale's Chubb Fellowship for Public Service.