I'm continuing to post excerpts from the 1972 book Great Cartoons of the World, Series Six.
This one's by William Steig, from The New Yorker. Of which is said in the introduction:
Steig's “Come to bed” is a great cartoon that transcends the frame of bossy wife and weak fish who needs to be bossed. It reaches into history, and, in so doing, reveals a bit of everyone's childhood.
Chon Day in the Saturday Evening Post.
Stanislav Holý for Dikobraz
Jean-Jacques Sempé in Editions Denoël
Vladimir Renčin, again for Dikobraz
Norman Thelwell in Punch, again written about in the foreword:
Thelwell's [cartoon] depicts a moppet with a tilted blood in his veins, wearing a cowboy suit. The outrageous juxtaposition of the small boy with the great hall brings together the timelessness and the timely by reducing the glorious figure of the duke to the level of any kid in Hoboken.
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