In Growing Up Cartoonist in the Baby-Boom South, Kate Salley Palmer relates her unique and often funny adventures as a political cartoonist, as well as her efforts “to stay married and raise decent children” while making the 35-mile daily commute from her home in Clemson, SC, to the job she loved. Growing Up Cartoonist in the Baby-Boom South is part funny, bittersweet memoir, part visual romp, with fully half of its pages devoted to reproductions of Palmer’s cartoons and drawings--including several creations appearing in print for the first time! The cartoons are arranged chronologically by year, making it easy to follow the development of political and social issues over time. Despite the passage of years or even decades, Kate’s cartoons still pack a punch.
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Excerpt of foreword by former Governor Dick Riley:
“Kate Palmer’s political cartoons are great – that is, if they are about someone else. Kate Palmer’s career at The Greenville News coincided with mine as governor of South Carolina. During that time, she drew many unflattering pictures of me and my political colleagues……She (Kate) is what we in the South call ‘a character.’ Thus, she enjoys exposing to the world her cartoon characters in their most vulnerable light. And she makes a clear and biting comment in the process.”