Posts Tagged: political cartoons

Sound & Vision: Mark Alan Stamaty

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Allyson McCabe talks with Mark Alan Stamaty, a Society of Illustrators four-time medalist, and the author-illustrator of ten books.

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Fresh Comics #8: John Black’s Body

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In the imagined scenario wherein my apartment burns to the ground and I lose all my worldly possessions, there are just a few things I would miss—family photographs (of course), an old wooden trunk my grandmother reupholstered and that I used to store my toys as a child, and the book, John Black’s Body. I discovered […]

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Fresh Comics #1: An Iranian Metamorphosis

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The question that lingers even after reading the book is about the use of symbolism in the cartoon and who has the final say—the creator or the readers?

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The New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Ten Great Cartoonists You’ve Never Heard Of

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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City.

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RIP Greg Peters

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Louisiana writer and cartoonist Greg Peters passed away last week at age 50. His long-running subversive comic strips Suspect Device and Snake Oil, forerunners to strips like Get Your War On, satirized politics and politicians, especially in Louisiana. Or, in Peters’s own words, “My message is kind of an emperor’s new clothes thing: I’m making fun of them, […]

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Modern Gag Cartoons, A History

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Max Eastman was elected to be the editor of the Masses, the magazine that birthed the modern gag cartoon, fittingly described as such: “…the magazine leaned away from the conventions of the establishment and toward the eccentricities of bohemians everywhere. Politically, the magazine was more socialist than anything else, and in those days, before the […]

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