In comments Jeet Heer and Caroline Small call for a consideration of the relationship between cartooning, caricature, and stereotype. I’m curious what people have to say about this, so I thought I’d give it a thread and see if anyone else wanted to take a whack at it.
Archive for: cartooning
Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words. — Samuel Johnson, Dictionary (1751) In a seven-part series, we surveyed the contributions of comics and cartoons to English popular language Part 1, part 2, part 3 looked at American newspaper comic strips; part […]
This is part seven of our look at comics, cartoons and language– today focussing on Britain Art by Heath Robinson Britain has a long, rich tradition of cartooning second to no other land’s. And, as we saw for American English, cartoons have contributed to the country’s popular language.
Besides being a major publishing event in comics, Robert Crumb’s comics adaptation of Genesis is an interesting example of the medium’s intersection with literature and its potential to engage fundamental discourse in our culture. It offers itself as something of a lightning rod for the discussion of the suitability both of comics and one of […]
Classical art not as cartoonings opposite, but as its elevated obverse.