The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History (Studies in Popular Culture (Paperback))

The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History (Studies in Popular Culture (Paperback))

Robert C. Harvey


This paintings examines the caricature all through its historical past for the weather that make cartoons some of the most attractive of the preferred arts. The caricature was once created by means of rival newspapers as a tool of their movement battles. It fast verified itself as not just a good machine, but in addition as an establishment that quickly unfold to newspapers world-wide. This ancient learn unfolds the historical past of the funnies and divulges the sophisticated artwork of the way the strips mix be aware and images to make their influence. The ebook additionally reveals new details and weighs the impact of syndication upon the medium. Milestones within the artwork of cartooning featured comprise: Mutt and Jeff, Dick Tracy, Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Popeye, Krazy Kat, and others. more moderen classics also are integrated, resembling Peanuts, Tumbleweeds, Doonesbury and Calvin and Hobbes.

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