Saturday, March 9, 2013

Great Cartoons of the World III/4

Now more from the third 1969 volume of Great Cartoons of the World, sort of a precursor to the “Best of” anthologies Houghton Mifflin publishes today.

J. M.Bosc For Paris Match

The introduction to this book says of Bosc:

Bosc deals with all of the dreary commonplaces of life, which most people even avoid discussing because they are so dull. He lures the reader into such a boring situation, and just as the tedium is becoming unbearable, he reveals that beneath the gray, dreary existence of his nameless, faceless robots there lurks an explosive drama, which Bosc makes absolutely hilarious through the simple but difficult trick of exposing the bald, naked truth. His fresh, inventive mind is about as objective as a surgeon's, as with wisdom and extreme clarity he comments on human emotions and the rudeness with which they are treated.  photo 3-9-1_zps736d13b4.jpg Jules Stauber  photo 3-9-2_zps8fa2a58f.jpg Ton Smits  photo 3-9-3_zpsdc9d6776.jpg As per the introduction again:

Volker Ernsting is one of those great European cartoonists whose wonderful sense of the ridiculous is truly cosmopolitan while at the same time it remains Germanic—which is to say that his sense of humor is slightly mordant and relies heavily on incongruity  photo 3-9-4_zps998f4595.jpg Anatol Kovarsky  photo 3-9-5_zpsa7dd1178.jpg Guillermo Mordillo in Paris Match  photo 3-9-6_zpsc659c01e.jpg Anatol Kovarsky  photo 3-9-7_zpse6271e0f.jpg Claude Smith in The New Yorker  photo 3-9-8_zps7a87ef86.jpg Jean-Jacques Sempé for Editions Denoël  photo 3-9-9_zps129ae96d.jpg  photo 3-9-10_zps4c14b17d.jpg  photo 3-9-11_zps562fc32e.jpg  photo 3-9-12_zpsf9e3c538.jpg  photo 3-9-13_zps7e0b32f9.jpg

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