Great anti-war cartoons

artist: Craig Yoe
publisher: Fantagraphics
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language: English
pages: 192:

For centuries, cartoonists have used their pens to fight a war against war, translating images of violent conflict into symbols of protest. Noted comics historian Craig Yoe brings the greatest of these artists together in one place, presenting the ultimate collection of anti-war cartoons. Together, these cartoons provide a powerful testament to the old adage, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” and remind us that so often in the last couple of centuries, it was the editorial cartoonist who could say the things his fellow newspapermen and women only dreamed of, enlightening and rallying a nation against unjust aggression.

Readers of The Great Anti-War Cartoons will find stunning artwork in a variety of media and forms (pen-and-ink, wash, watercolor, woodcut — single images and sequential comic strips) from the hands of Francisco Goya to Art Young, from Robert Minor to Ron Cobb, and from Honoré Daumier to Robert Crumb, as well as page after page of provocative images from such titans as James Montgomery Flagg, C.D. Batchelor, Edmund Sullivan, Boardman Robinson, William Gropper, Maurice Becker, George Grosz, Gerald Scarfe, Bill Mauldin, Art Spiegelman and many more (see below for a complete list of contributors). The book also includes an Introduction by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus and a Foreword by Library of Congress curator Sara W. Duke.

This book is neither ideological nor parochial: The cartoons range across the political spectrum from staunch conservative flag-wavers to radicals and hippies, and span two centuries and the entire globe (Australia, Russia, Poland, France...). But their message remains timeless and universal.

Complete list of artists: Caran d’Ache, Harold Barry “Mick” Armstrong, Niculae Asciu, Bruce Bairnsfather, Gabriel Barlow, Garif Basyrov, C.D. Batchelor, Maurice Becker, Hans Sebald Beham, Herbert Block (Herblock), George Booth, Jean-Maurice Bosc, Johan C. Braakensiek, Luther Bradley, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jacob Burck, E.A. Bushnell, Harrison Cady, Robert Carter, Oscar E. Cesare, K.R. Chamberlain, Chaval, Ron Cobb, Walter Crane, R. Crumb, Jay “Ding” Darling, Honoré Daumier, Lubin de Beauvais, Piet de Jong, Billy DeBeck, Aristide Delannoy, Edmund Duffy, Albrecht Dürer, Betty Dyson, Will Dyson, Eugene (Gene) Elderman, Jan Faust, Ed Fisher, Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, James Montgomery Flagg, Robert Fuzier, Hugo Gellert, Henry Glintenkamp, Reuben “Rube” Goldberg, Francisco Goya, Jules-Félix Grandjouan, William Gropper, George Grosz, Werner Hahmann, Albert Hahn Sr., Nelson Harding, Thomas Theodor Heine, René Georges Hermann-Paul, Syd Hoff (a.k.a. A. Redfield), Václav Hradecký, Frank Interlandi, V. Ivanov, L.J. Jordaan, Joseph Keppler, J.P.L. Kickhefer (a.k.a. Hofer), Raphael Kirchner, John F. Knott, Willibald Krain, Georg Kretzschmar, Alfred Kubin, Henri Lanos, Bill Lee, Angus MacDonall, Jack Markow, Reginald Marsh, Franz Masereel, Bill Mauldin, Winsor McCay, John T. McCutcheon, Robert Minor, Ardeshir Mohassess, Fred Morgan, Geoffrey Moss, Len Munnik, Lou Myers, Thomas Nast, Bernard Naudin, Carey Orr, Robert Osborn, Grover Page, Lute Pease, Francisque Poulbot, Louis Raemaekers, Johann Heinrich Rambert, Alfred Rethel, Boardman Robinson, Jerry Robinson, Michael Roland, Bruce Russell, Giuseppe Scalarini, Gerald Scarfe, Bruno Schulz, Claude Allin Shepperson, Vaughn Shoemaker, John Sloan, Igor Smirnov, Art Spiegelman, Kemp Starrett, Ralph Steadman, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Edmund J. Sullivan, David Suter, Bill Sykes, Sir John Tenniel, Tomi Ungerer, Félix Vallotton, Eelco Martinus ten Harmsen van der Beek, George van Raemdonck, Jean Veber, David Vinckeboons, Clive Weed, Charles George Werner, Gaar Williams, Art Young, and several anonymous artists

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