Competitive edginess

Though the gold for sharp-penned satire for the 2008 Olympics went to the Americans -- hey, I was the only judge -- the rest of the human race offered plenty of mean-spirited competition. The Netherlands’ Van Dam raged against Beijing’s slum-clearing machine, and Italy’s De Angelis graphically executed a brutal shooting/beating biathlon. Meanwhile, Ecuador’s Bonil pictured a drug-running event in which the participants crossed the line mere seconds ahead of the pharmacists. Spanning the globe to bring you some truly medal-worthy presentations. -- Joel Pett

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.

De Angelis / Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate

Van Dam / Landsmeer / Netherland / Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate

Bonil / Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate