Paul Jamiol's World - A Collection of Political Cartoons from the Pen of Paul Jamiol (2008-2010) is not just a book of cartoons. It showcases snapshots of a time period, and the person taking those snapshots is cartoonist Paul Jamiol, using his pen and drawing board as the camera.
2008 through 2010 were years of upheaval and change. It was the end of the Bush era and the beginning of the Obama era. We, as a nation, all looked at what happened during those years with a very different perspective. This book of political cartoons is how Jamiol saw this period. These "snapshots" were selected from over 450 cartoons that Paul drew on issues throughout these years.
Is it a slanted view? Many would say it is. Is it an honest view? Paul Jamiol would say "most definitely." What matters most is that it's an unflinching view.
Paul Jamiol has been cartooning for more than 40 years. He has been recognized for his work locally, nationally and internationally. His political cartoons have been featured in multiple newspapers and magazines, and on the Internet.
Paul entered the world of editorial cartooning by drawing for one local newspaper (The Watertown Sun in Watertown, MA). He ended up drawing for several regional newspapers every week, commenting on a different issue for each paper.
He has won many awards for his vision of the world around us, including several awards from state, regional and national press associations (New England Press Association, Suburban Newspapers of America, Massachusetts Press Association, etc.).
Some say Jamiol's view of the world leans left, but he consistently takes all sides to task. It's not in the interest of fairness, but more like "if you're doing something to hurt people, you should be called on it." Jamiol follows this credo throughout his work.