Saturday, November 16, 2013


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.
Jules Stauber
Chon Day in the Saturday Evening Post.
Ton Smits
These two are by Tony Munzlinger
Anatol Kovarsky
Stanislav Holý for Dikobraz
William O'Brian in The New Yorker
Jean-Jacques Sempé in Editions Denoël
Vladimir Renčin, again for Dikobraz
Stanislav Holý
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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