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The Realist Cartoons
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The Realist was a legendary satirical periodical that ran from 1958 to 2001 and published some of the most incendiary cartoons that ever appeared in an American magazine. The Realist Cartoons collects, for the first time, the best, the wittiest, and the most provocative drawings that appeared in its pages, including work by R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, S. Clay Wilson, Jay Lyn ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Fantagraphics
(first published April 3rd 2016)
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Great Cartoons (Not Comic Books) of the Twentieth Century
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Pages and pages of cartoons from The Realist, some of them classics, some forgotten, but all a kind of harsh graffiti that scorched the walls of America for decades. Fantagraphics supplies helpful footnotes to explain the lost topicality but readers of my age won't need it, as the calendar advances (or devolves) from Kennedy to LBJ to Nixon, Reagan, Bush I. No one is spared, though the majority of the satire definitely fires from the left. To a younger reader, the topics may seem surprisingly ti ...more