We expected big things from the past year, seeing how it was the actual, for-real
first year of the new millennium and everything. But we didn't expect that
big a year. Nationally, of course, the horrific September 11 terrorist attacks
and the US response dominated the news. But locally, Charlotte had its own homegrown
horrors: city council bent over backward (or was that forward?) to please the
Hornets' owners, then had its head handed to it by referendum voters; the Panthers
organization vied for both worst team and worst turf of all time; rats took up
residence in a school food warehouse; troubled US Airways took solace from a post-September
11 bailout; the neediest among us continued to be victimized by the mind-blowing
disorder at Charlotte Housing Authority; plus, we had to put up with the usual
school board battles and follies. Yep, it was a stellar year, and CL
cartoonist Jim Hunt was there to capture that special flavor of absurdity so often
served up in the past 12 months. Here's a chance to look back at some of Jim Hunt's
best work from 2001. Let's hope, for our own sakes, that Jim doesn't have so much
to work with this year.
Win A Year of Cartoons!
You can win a signed print of all of Jim Hunt's "Best of the Year" cartoons
seen here simply by visiting www.jimhuntillustration.com
and dropping Jim an e-mail with "Creative Loafing" in the subject box. . . .That's
it! You'll even get the hand- watercolored cartoons seen on the cover! E-mail
entries must be received by January 9, 2002. One entry will be randomly selected
and notified by e-mail reply. Only one entry per e-mail address, please. Thanks
and good luck!
Click here to see Jim Hunt's "Best of the Year" cartoons.