Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great Cartoons of the World volume II

Here's another library book sale find. I have almost all in the series of Great Cartoons of the World. It was published annually, this one in 1968 from Crown Publishers, edited by John Bailey.

The cartoons were originally printed in Dikobraz, The Morning Telegraph, Nebelspalter, The New Yorker, The New York Herald Tribune, Saturday Review, The Saturday Evening Post, Paris Match and Punch, as well as from Bärmeier & Nikel, Harper & Row and United Features Syndicate.

Photobucket The editor says in his introduction:

”The cartoonist shares with the dramatist the problems of character, at staging and lighting, and of showing the audience the world through his eyes. He is provided with quite a small stage—a rectangle on the page of a magazine—and he is given no second chance, as is the novelist, who, after a bad chapter, is able to recapture his audience in the next, or the dramatist, who can muddle along but save everything in the last act. The cartoonist must be right the first time. He must be brief, sometimes saying the same thing for which the novelist requires three hundred pages. His principal equipment is a lively mind that grasps essentials easily.”

The first cartoon is from Guillermo Mordillo Photobucket Jean-Jacques Sempé Photobucket J. M. Bosc Photobucket George Price, of whom the editor says:

”The zany, insane characters of Price are practically immortal. The Rembrandt of the eccentric distorts these everyday, humdrum squares, and with an electric line sketches his characters in acid, and—set in 1910 attitudes and lost in roomfuls of all the electrical appliances known to man—they comment on the mechanized society that is driving them mad.” Photobucket James Stevenson Photobucket Jules Stauber, who the editor sites as “rearranging reality and making humdrum stuff seem new.” Photobucket Hans-Georg Rauch Photobucket Chon Day Photobucket Henry Syverson Photobucket Claude Smith Photobucket John Glashan Photobucket Photobucket

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