• Title: The Great Anti-War Cartoons
  • Author: Craig Yoe Muhammad Yunus Sara W. Duke
  • ISBN: 9781606991503
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Great Anti War Cartoons For centuries cartoonists have used their pens to fight a war against war translating images of violent conflict into symbols of protest Noted comics historian Craig Yoe brings the greatest of these
    For centuries, cartoonists have used their pens to fight a war against war, translating images of violent conflict into symbols of protest Noted comics historian Craig Yoe brings the greatest of these artists together in one place, presenting the ultimate collection of anti war cartoons Together, these cartoons provide a powerful testament to the old adage, The pen is mFor centuries, cartoonists have used their pens to fight a war against war, translating images of violent conflict into symbols of protest Noted comics historian Craig Yoe brings the greatest of these artists together in one place, presenting the ultimate collection of anti war cartoons Together, these cartoons provide a powerful testament to the old adage, The pen is mightier than the sword, and remind us that so often in the last couple of centuries, it was the editorial cartoonist who could say the things his fellow newspapermen and women only dreamed of, enlightening and rallying a nation against unjust aggression.Readers of The Great Anti War Cartoons will find stunning artwork in a variety of media and forms pen and ink, wash, watercolor, woodcut single images and sequential comic strips from the hands of Francisco Goya to Art Young, from Robert Minor to Ron Cobb, and from Honor Daumier to Robert Crumb, as well as page after page of provocative images from such titans as James Montgomery Flagg, C.D Batchelor, Edmund Sullivan, Boardman Robinson, William Gropper, Maurice Becker, George Grosz, Gerald Scarfe, Bill Mauldin, Art Spiegelman and many see below for a complete list of contributors The book also includes an Introduction by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Muhammad Yunus and a Foreword by Library of Congress curator Sara W Duke.This book is neither ideological nor parochial The cartoons range across the political spectrum from staunch conservative flag wavers to radicals and hippies, and span two centuries and the entire globe Australia, Russia, Poland, France But their message remains timeless and universal.

    One Reply to “The Great Anti-War Cartoons”

    1. Does not pull any punches. Shows war in all of its inglorious nastiness. Although the cartoons are from Renaisance times onwards, the majority are from the first world war, the twenties (when the attitude of, "Never again" was understandably prevalent), the thirties (when rearmament was happening) and the mid 1940's when total annihlation from atomic bombs became a real possibility. The trouble is that the right people (ie. warmongerers) do not read books like this.

    2. Your uncle Craig Yoe loves comics, and so do you. In fact, Uncle Craig has devoted his life to gathering and meticulously preserving some of the best comics and cartoons ever drawn, and he's a veritable fountain of knowledge. So when Uncle Craig invited you over to check out his extensive collection of anti-war cartoons, why do you hesitate? Because Uncle Craig doesn't know when to shut the fuck up. He means well, he really is an intelligent guy, and he's jazzed that you actually understand his [...]

    3. Covering no war in particular (a sad comment in the ubiquity of war), these mainly black and white cartoons cover the various horrors of war and war-making. These anti-war cartoons are from various periods of history. Some are from the 1600s. The book is divided into several topics. The cartoons that are used to illustrate that topic, such as famine, suffering, weapons, and the horrors of war. Muhammad Yunnus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, introduces the cartoons. He concludes his introd [...]

    4. Another fine collection of vintage cartoon art assembled by Craig Yoe. The emphasis here is on anti-war cartoons that are mostly nonpartisan, though the historical context of many of them is apparent. Not surprisingly many of them are from World War I, a war pretty much everyone agrees was worth opposing. One thing I came away from this book with was a strong desire to revisit more work by Ron Cobb.

    5. Some interesting stuff. However, people were uncomfortably gung-ho about portraying Peace as a white woman being raped by not-white-men, as if that's the only thing readers would find offensive and consider war to be like that.

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