"I feel strongly that all cartoonists who are making a living in this very select occupation have something to contribute to the professionalism of every one of us. With the result that all cartoonists - not just the big names - will be subjects for possible future stories." Jud Hurd, Editor. This copy was the first issue, winter of 1969.
How to Draw Cartoons by Briggs. "The newspapers still hope for brains in newspaper comics, nevertheless the one with brains, originality, and a fine imagination will be the big winner in the long run." Briggs. Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1926. Rescued from the Public Library, Southbend, Indiana.
The World War 1939-1945 The Cartoonists' Vision by Roy Douglas. In a new approach to the history of the Second World War, Roy Douglas portrays the events through cartoons, explaining what message they were meant to convey to the contemporary reader and revealing the radically different perceptions of different countries as to where the most crucial issues of the war lay. Routledge, London and New York, 1990. Rescued from the Lansing Community College Library, Michigan.
Ben Franklin's drawing of a severed snake - "Join or Die" - was America first political cartoon, but the heyday of the political cartoonist did not come until the late 19th century, when Thomas Nast used his pencil to attack the Tweed Ring. Franklin, Nast, Keppler, Glackens, Kirby, Herblock and Mauldin are among the 16 cartoonists whose lives and works are explored here in lively, easy-to-read sketches. Political Cartoonists, Lerner Publications Company, 1972. Book rescued from the Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, Iowa.
Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 1993 Edition. Edited by Charles Brooks, former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and winner of seventeen awards for cartooning excellence. Published by Pelican, Gretna, Louisiana, 1993.