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Stars of Political Cartooning Archive

Here are the artists featured this month (Note: Since the choices are vast, I’ve decided to slim the numbers down a bit and eliminate living cartoonists. Perhaps I will do a current political cartoon stars in the future!) :

1. Thomas Nast

2. Honore Daumier

3. Bill Mauldin

4. David Low

5. Theodor Geisel

6. Herb Block (Additional Herblock gallery of presidential caricatures)

7. Robert Minor

8. William Hogarth (The Sequential Works of William Hogarth)

9. John McCutcheon

10. Oliver Harrington

11. Francisco Goya

12. Rollin Kirby

13. James Gillray

14. Edmund Duffy

15. George Cruikshank

16. Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling

17. John Tenniel

18. Philip Zec

19. Joseph Keppler

20. Doug Marlette

21. John “HB” Doyle

22. Vaughn Shoemaker

23. Homer Davenport

24. Carl Giles

25. Arthur Szyk

26. Daniel Fitzpatrick

27. Will Dyson

28. Boardman Robinson

29. Clifford “CK” Berryman

30. Jeff MacNelly

31. Art Young


So far, it’s been a great list. I do hope you profile one of my personal favorite political cartoonists, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Conrad.

Daumier is simply one of the best artists of all time. His story telling ability and narrative are second to none. His work is truly a visual inspiration to Will Eisner.

Great Feature. These artists are true treasures. If it weren’t for this darn internet then Newspapers would still be boss and we might be blessed with this level of political tooning talent/

I suppose you’ll get to the more recent ones as time goes by. I’m thinking of Scarfe, Trudeau, Brodner, and Toles. People today haven’t changed that much since Nast’s time. They don’t read the articles, but they can all figure out a cartoon.
There will always be a place for political illustration.

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Has anyone here ever heard of William or Bill Andrews, living. I just met him in the hospital…

Yes, Are you living in Arizona. He was an old friend of my late husband. Pleae email me at bunniecar@msn.com. Is he sick. He would be my age in his 70’s.

Mark Strickler, EdD

January 2, 2015 at 8:32 pm

This is a wonderful list that brings back very early memories of the shared cartooning in my parents house. I am wondering if anyone is aware of a volume of political cartoons published around the the mid 1940’s to mid 1950’s? I remember that is was bound in light green cloth and was about 11X 8. Also, there were cartoon examples from the 1700’s through the Truman presidency. The book was lost in a house move and I would love to know its publisher, title, or any info that would help me track down a copy.
Thank you.

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