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Author Dewey, Donald, 1940-

Title The art of ill will : the story of American political cartoons / Donald Dewey.

Published New York : New York University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  741.5358 DEWE    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 251 p. : ill., front. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-245) and index.
Summary "The Art of Ill Will features over two hundred illustrations and tells the story of American political cartoons. From the colonial period to contemporary cartoonists like Pat Oliphant and Jimmy Marguiles, Donald Dewey highlights these artists' uncanny ability to encapsulate the essence of a situation and to steer the public mood with a single drawing and caption. Taking advantage of unlimited access to The Granger Collection, which features the most significant work of Thomas Nast and the other founders of the genre, The Art of Ill Will provides a survey of American history writ large, capturing the voice of the people - hopeful, angry, patriotic, frustrated - in times of peace of war, prosperity and depression." "Dewey tracks the cartoonist's role as a jester with a serious brief: Ulysses S. Grant credited cartoonists with helping him win his election and was not the only president to feel that way; political bosses and even state legislatures have sought to ban cartoons when they endangered entrenched interests; General George Patton once promised to throw beloved wartime cartoonist Bill Mauldin in jail if he continued to "spread dissent." (Mauldin later won the Pulitzer Prize.)" "Despite the increasing threats they face as daily newspapers merge or vanish, cartoonists have given us some of our most memorable images, from Theodore Roosevelt's pince-nez and mustache to Richard Nixon's Pinocchio nose to Jimmy Carter's Chiclet teeth. At a time when domestic and foreign political developments have made these artists more necessary than ever, The Art of Ill Will is a collection of the clever images that puncture pomposity and personalize American history."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject American wit and humor, Pictorial -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- Caricatures and cartoons.
ISBN 9780814719855 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814719856 (cloth : alk. paper)