So much happened this year — every single hour, it seemed — that my 2018 cartoons remind me of incidents I’ve almost forgotten. Remember when we were about to make peace with North Korea? That women were finally believed when they dimed out their sexual abusers? When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court gave the state semi-sensible voting districts? Hey, anyone remember who won the Super Bowl?

The good news, from my point of view anyway, is that, thanks to American voters, so many talented new people from many new (to national government) backgrounds and ages will help run the country come January. And lots of them are women! As a firm believer in equality, I am confident that a few of them will be just as awful as the worst representatives they replaced — ensuring the continued existence of political cartoons.

However, as an ever-hopeful citizen, I believe that some of them will open new doors for us, that they will find ways to work with or around everyone already in Congress, and that they will find ways to solve at least some of our problems. If that should happen and the need for cartoons about national politics disappeared, I would not despair. I would still have Philadelphia.

We won!
Signe Wilkinson
We won!
What Pennsylvania's congressional map looked like before the state Supreme Court, in a burst of rare-for-Pennsylvania sanity, redistricted sensibly.
Signe Wilkinson
What Pennsylvania's congressional map looked like before the state Supreme Court, in a burst of rare-for-Pennsylvania sanity, redistricted sensibly.
Given how many things President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have in common, I actually thought there was a chance for peace between our countries.
Signe Wilkinson
Given how many things President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have in common, I actually thought there was a chance for peace between our countries.
Ever since I drew this in March, we've found that Mark Zuckerberg just knows more and more about us — and finds more and more people to sell our information to.
Signe Wilkinson
Ever since I drew this in March, we've found that Mark Zuckerberg just knows more and more about us — and finds more and more people to sell our information to.
I don't know about your neighborhood, but tax hikes are the one topic everyone in my neck of the woods talks about.
Signe Wilkinson
I don't know about your neighborhood, but tax hikes are the one topic everyone in my neck of the woods talks about.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: My part of the flag is better than your part of the flag, but it takes both parts to make the United States.
Signe Wilkinson
We hold these truths to be self-evident: My part of the flag is better than your part of the flag, but it takes both parts to make the United States.
President Trump couldn't bring himself to denounce Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the overseas murder of a Saudi journalist who'd been living in America.
Signe Wilkinson
President Trump couldn't bring himself to denounce Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the overseas murder of a Saudi journalist who'd been living in America.
Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court, despite accusations of improper sexual relations with "that woman," Christine Blasey Ford.
Signe Wilkinson
Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court, despite accusations of improper sexual relations with "that woman," Christine Blasey Ford.
After this "Year of the Woman," the House of Representatives will be a whole, entire 22 percent female.
Signe Wilkinson
After this "Year of the Woman," the House of Representatives will be a whole, entire 22 percent female.
Despite President Trump's repeated criticism, Robert Mueller is still investigating. Maybe in 2019, we'll find out what he has found out.
Signe Wilkinson
Despite President Trump's repeated criticism, Robert Mueller is still investigating. Maybe in 2019, we'll find out what he has found out.
In June, when U.S. Border Control separated hundreds of children from their parents, both liberals and conservatives protested.
Signe Wilkinson
In June, when U.S. Border Control separated hundreds of children from their parents, both liberals and conservatives protested.