Golf: the book of a thousand chuckles: the famous golf cartoons
P.F. Volland & Co.,
Briggs’ cartoons provide a social history of the middle-class during turn of the century America. He used everyday events and topics to make fun of basic human weaknesses and foibles. He created various popular comic series, and always subjected his drawings to the ideas behind them.
Life Publishing Company,
Using Homer’s Odyssey as a framework, Cushing retold the story of President Roosevelt’s life and presidency in “The Teddyssey”. Making Roosevelt the hero of this story, Cushing shows him living up to his image as a reformer by refusing to be influenced by American industrialists and exposing corruption in the U.S. Government.
Harry Conway (Bud)
Mutt and Jeff Cartoons: Book Two
Ball Publishing Company,
“Mutt and Jeff”, originally title “A. Mutt”, is considered to be the first successful comic strip. First published in the San Francisco “Chronicle” on November 16, 1907, the early strip's only character was Mutt and his purpose was to give tips on horse races. As the strip developed, other characters were added and the topics expanded beyond gambling. It was as an added character that Jeff first entered the picture in 1908.
R.H. Russell & Son,
Gibson is best known for his creation, the ‘Gibson Girl’, which first appeared in this book, “Drawings.” His drawings of American high society fulfilled the need for American’s to have their own aristocracy. Many of his cartoons focus on young, well-bred, women seeking mates appropriate to their social status.
Genuine Graphic Works of William Hogarth: Consisting of 160 Engravings Faithfully Copied from the Originals
Hogarth’s “A Harlot’s Progress” was seminal in the development of the modern cartoon and caricature. This series of prints is a cautionary tale of the corruption of a country girl upon her arrival in the city, and highlights the terrible price she pays. This was Hogarth’s first financial success, despite the widespread pirating of these images. The importance of “A Harlot’s Progress” is twofold. First, Hogarth’s plea to Parliament to protect the rights of artists to their own works led to the development of the forerunner of modern British copyright law. Second, the popularity of telling a story through a series of images encouraged Hogarth to create more print series, and these became the forerunner of the modern comic strip.
Billy Goat and Other Comicalities
Charles Scribner Sons,
While Kemble is best remembered for his specialty, cartoons of African Americans, he also illustrated many books and had a wider range of topics. While he did not refrain from using every thematic convention to its fullest, many of his cartoons were sensitively drawn and never grossly exaggerated.
Selection of Cartoons from Puck by Joseph Keppler
Keppler & Schwarzmann,
Keppler, Nast’s chief cartoon rival, was a preeminent American political satirist. He successfully combined his knowledge of the German caricature tradition with both skillful drawing and satire. His works are often large, contain many figures, and illustrate a parable. He is credited with contributing many political symbols in the course of his work, including the whiskers on Uncle Sam.
Our Antediluvian Ancestors
C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.,
Opper’s work included both political and topical cartoons. In "Our Antediluvian Ancestors," Opper uses prehistoric man as a foil to illustrate the timelessness of many of mankind’s foibles and character traits.
Th. Nast: his period and his pictures
Nast, perhaps the best known political cartoonist in American history, became renown for his cartoons attacking the corruption of the ‘Tweed Ring’ in New York City’s government. His cartoons were at their best when Nast was on a crusade, rather than when he was in support of an idea. Never the less, Nast contributed many lasting symbols to the American imagery repertoire, including Santa Claus, the Democratic Donkey, and the Republican Elephant.
America's black and white book: one hundred pictured reasons why we are at war
Cupples & Leon company,
Rogers had a distinguished half-century career during which his cartoons were constantly sought, published, and reprinted. “America’s Black and White Book” is his most notable collection of cartoons. This book contains his strident propaganda efforts to persuade America to get involved in World War I.
Arthur Henry (Art)
Hell Up to Date: the reckless journey of R. Palasco Drant, newspaper correspondent, through the infernal regions, as reported by himself
Schulte Publishing Company,
Young had a life long fascination with Hell, mostly for the ability to use it as a comic device. “Hell” is a generic title for four of Young’s comic contributions that spanned a 47 year period. “Hell Up to Date” is Young’s first book on this topic. Interestingly, the title of the deluxe edition was softened to “Hades Up to Date”.