John Darkow has created and published more than 7,000 political cartoons in a career dating back to the early 1980s, both here in Columbia and in San Antonio. He is a master at slaying the outrageous and the ridiculous through his art and his humor.

His approach is pure and simple. “I try to have fun and hope people have fun reading the cartoons,” he says.

The last year has offered him a fire hose of material. It’s our pleasure to offer this collection of his award-winning work. We hope you enjoy it.'

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To order over the phone, call the Missourian at 573-882-5700. You can also stop by our offices at 221 S. Eighth Street to pick up a copy in person, and save on shipping fees. We'd love for you to stop by and say hello. 

Not sure what you're getting? Below are a couple of samples of John's work. 

About John Darkow

John Darkow is a cartoonist and watercolorist, and as he will tell you, not a public speaker. He's a Columbia native and is an alum of both Rock Bridge High School and MU. He's been a cartoonist for the Columbia Missourian, Missouri Times, San Antonio Light, San Antonio Current and the Columbia Daily Tribune. His cartoons have appeared in The Times magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, "Meet the Press," "CBS Evening News" and in several books. He is a two-time winner of the Missouri Press Association best cartoon of the year. John is particularly proud of a poster he created for the 1997 Texas Folklife Festival. He also received a perfect attendance award in ninth grade. He is an avid bicyclist, hiker and friend of small animals.

Join us for a book signing with John Darkow

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18

221 S. Eighth St.

More event information available here.

Subscribers can view cartoonist John Darkow's latest cartoons.