I was eligible, because at the time it was published, I was the regular political cartoonist for the Morning Star (an actual national daily newspaper, even if it only has a 20,000 circulation).
(The Best Political Cartoon anthology is only for press cartoonists, not online).
He also reasoned that it was an important cartoon - certainly the only one on the topic ( GRA2004 reform) which had been published nationally, and certainly the only cartoon which almost caused the end of the newspaper which published it. ( the TUC threatened the Morning Star with de- funding if they did not retract, apologise, and cancel me).
However, he was informed by Random House ( Penguin Books) lawyers that my cartoon was far too controversial, so he had to kow- tow to cancel- culture himself.
No "speaking truth to power" allowed at Random House!
I was keen to get all the political cartoons I'd been doing about the lockdowns, women's rights, the panic-demic, etc, so at the end of November 2020, I published my own cartoon review , " 2020, The Year We Were All Cancelled "!
I used Ingram Sparks, and employed a middle-man editing outfit to edit and upload everything for me.
After 6 months I just about scraped back in sales what I invested, but of course as a naive first- time publisher, you spend on unecessary fripparies, such as PR which was so useless that I could- and did - get better results doing my own!
It was great fun producing and publishing my book, my very first attempt, and not something I ever thought I would do - for 40 years I have been illustrating other people's work!
My book was well received in the feminist world, and I hope people will continue to buy it in the future as a souvenir of "the strangest year of our lives".
As well as cartoons, I include a short section on other cartoonists who have been no-platformed. I am well aware that our difficulties with free speech in England are mild compared with our fellow artists in less democratic countries. After all, I have not been disappeared, I am now the political cartoonist for uncancelled.co.uk
But everything is relative, and we have to fight for free speech on our own ground, in our own way.
I don't wish to use the forum to advertise, you can order my book through all the online booksellers. Simon kindly reviewed it in Jester earlier this year.
But I only suggest that we use our relative freedom to support cartoonists and artists who suffer cancellation, imprisonment, and worse. You might like to look at: http://cartoonistsrights.org/