The Best of Punch Cartoons

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Prion, 2008 - Humor - 608 pages
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The cartoons are portrayed in chronological order, from 1841 to the end of the twentieth century, with special features on themes that inspired Punch's artists, the magazine's famed political cartoons - the 'Big Cuts' - and some of the magazine's most prominent cartoonists:; Artists: John Leech; Charles Keene; George du Maurier; Phil May; HM Bateman; EH Shepard; Fougasse; Pont; Arthur Watts; Paul Crum; Sillince; Anton; Andre Francois; Gerard Hoffnung; Rowland Emett; Norman Thelwell; Michael ffolkes; Bud Handelsman; Mike Williams; Michael Heath; Peter Birkett; Tony Husband; Ronald Searle.; Special features: Railways; Photography; The Great Exhibition of 1851; Women's Rights; Early Cars; Big Cuts; WW2; The Space Race; New Technology; Holidays; Psychiatry; Lemmings; Caricatures.

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Review: The Best of Punch Cartoons: 2,000 Humor Classics

User Review  - Troy - Goodreads

A GREAT introspective on a British publication which really eaved high the banner of smart editorial cartooning. A thick, meaty volume with reproductions from the 1800s? Check. A sense of humor that ... Read full review

Review: The Best of Punch Cartoons: 2,000 Humor Classics

User Review  - Norain - Goodreads

I think the works up to the post-war were the best. I particularly adored Charles Keene's and George de Maurier's detailed drawings, the much latter Fougasse's (Kenneth Bird) wit and William Augustus ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Helen Walasek is the former Curator of the Punch collection.

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