This book is a tribute to all the hard working men and women in law enforcement who risk their lives every day for an often less than grateful public.
The cartoons capture the human side of police officers, and find humor in the often very stressful situations they deal with.
As George Bernard Shaw said: “Life does not cease to be funny when someone dies, anymore than it ceases to be serious when someone laughs.”
“Policing is a serious job, and at some point you’ve got to lighten up. If you’re serious all the time, you’ll go crazy in this job. Cops love humor.”
-Darlene Hutchingson-Hunter, editor of The Police Marksman
“The great salve for the soul, humor has always been used by cops as a counterweight to the high-stress demands and seriousness of the job.”
-Dennis Hall, editor of Police magazine
“In the rigid and structured world of law enforcement, it’s refreshing to see illustrations that capture the human side of police officers while making us smile. Gaspirtz’ cartoons are always objects of joy and entertainment around the office.”
-Cisco Mendoza, art director of Texas Highway Patrol magazine
“Gaspirtz’s cartoons are very humorous and down to earth. They reflect the real life of police officers and what they have to face every day, but in a funny, stress-relieving way.”
-David J. Armitage, editor of The Police Shield
“California Highway Patrol officers always take their duties seriously, but Gaspirtz’s cartoons allow them the room to take themselves a little lighter.”
-Carol Perri, editor of The California Highway Patrolman
About the author
Gaspirtz's award-winning cartoons have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines like Saturday Evening Post, SUN and National Enquirer.
His work has also been featured in dozens of books, including the New York Times best-selling series, Chicken Soup For The Soul.
You might have seen some of his comics online, on sites like BuzzFeed.
Gaspirtz cartoons have been on display in several museums, like the Museum of Modern Art in Tehran, Iran and the National Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, Florida.
In the late 1980s, Gaspirtz founded a video game development company called Amok Entertainment.
After programming several 8-bit games, he retired from coding and focused on game design as project manager for games like Pot Panic and Woody The Worm. Some of Amok's games were published by a subsidiary of Electronic Arts.
Visit the author at Gaspirtz.com