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A collection of political cartoons and essays on everything that's cray cray about 'Merica from 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist Matt Bors.
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Matt Bors

725 backers pledged $35,588 to help bring this project to life.

Printing is imminent

As I wrap up the book production this week, I have a few updates on what's going to be inside.

First, I've upped the page count! The total number of pages is now 240, including over 200 cartoons and, I think, around 17,000 words. Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee has written a splendid Foreword.

At the last minute I was able to interview Brian Mizer, the Guantanamo lawyer for Salim Hamdan, better known as Osama Bin Laden's driver. Longtime readers will remember my cartoon on Hamdan making its way down to him in Guantanamo Bay.

OK, I'm sending the files to the printer on Friday and spending the rest of the week creating some art for the book, including the Kickstarter backer Thank You page. Next time you hear from me I'll be unveiling the cover and opening pre-orders up to the general public.

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    1. Creator Ryan Blackstock on March 13, 2013

      Awesome! Cant wait to show this book to people!

    2. Creator Matt Bors on March 13, 2013

      Yes, some. I quote some in the chapter I write about editorial cartooning and one or two cartoons feature hate mail I received about them underneath.

    3. Creator Ryan Blackstock on March 13, 2013

      Did any hate mail make it into the book?

    4. Creator Matt Bors on March 13, 2013

      I did, but I will send another message to make sure everyone's current address is being used.

    5. Creator Amy Osekowsky on March 13, 2013

      So excited to see the final product, Matt! I may have missed it, but did you already send around a message for us to provide our mailing addresses? Sorry if I missed it!