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
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
Honoré 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 more (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.
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.
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