Historical Masters of the Cartoon

Twentieth Century Cartoon Critics

  • Art Young (1866–1943). Freedom of the Press, ca. 1912. Published in The Masses, December 1912. India ink over graphite underdrawing. Purchase, 2006–2007. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (005.00.00) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-19519]
  • Winsor McCay (1867–1934). Bootleg Whisky, Crime, Dope, ca. 1920s. Probably published in New York American, ca. 1920s. Ink and blue pencil over graphite underdrawing on layered paper. Gift of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (006.00.00) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-cph-3g13031]
  • Winsor McCay. Technocracy, 1933. Published in San Francisco Examiner, April 2, 1933. Ink and blue pencil over graphite underdrawing on layered paper. Gift of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (007.00.00) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31363]
  • Eric Drooker (b. 1958). Double-page spreads from Flood! A Novel in Pictures, between 1985 and 1992. Scratchboard. Purchase, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (049.00.00) © Eric Drooker [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31381]
  • Reginald Marsh (1898–1954). Metropolis”—at the Rialto, ca. 1920s. Published in the New Yorker as That New German Film at the Rialto, March 26, 1927. Charcoal and ink on paper. Swann Memorial Fund purchase, 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (008.00.00)
  • Leslie Illingworth (1902–1979). [The Challenge], 1939. Published in Punch as The Combat, November 6, 1939. Watercolor, ink, charcoal, and graphite on paper. Swann Memorial Fund purchase, 2009. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (009.00.00)
  • Anne Mergen (1906–1994). What’s Wrong with this Picture? between 1940 and 1952. Graphite and ink brush over graphite underdrawing on paper. Gift of Matthew Bernhardt and Christine Hoverman, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (010.00.00) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-22147]
  • Oliver Wendell Harrington (1912–1995). Bootsie. “Yeah, but did you guys ever stop to realize if they let us go to their schools we’re liable to wind up just as confused as those governors an’ judges! Published in the Pittsburgh Courier, September 13, 1958. Crayon and graphite on paper. Art Wood gift/ purchase, 2003. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (011.00.00) © Harrington Estate [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-06448]

Recent Editorial Cartoons

  • Felipe Galindo (b. 1957). Soldiers in Iraq. Published August 12, 2003. Ink with graphite and opaque white on paper. Gift of the artist, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (012.00.00) © Felipe Galindo (Feggo) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31364]
  • Felipe Galindo. U.S. Soldiers in Iraq. Published August 12, 2003. Digital print. Gift of the artist, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (013.00.00) © Felipe Galindo (Feggo) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31365]
  • Ann Telnaes (b. 1960). I’ll need your phone number, Social Security number, birth date, political affiliation, and recent anti-war activity. . . ,” March 28, 2003. Brush and ink over graphite under drawing, red pencil, and opaque white. Gift of the artist, 2004. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (014.00.00) © Ann Telnaes [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31366]
  • Jim Morin (b. 1953). We have sad news: man has determined that, due to global warming, you are a threatened species. . . ,” December 29, 1906. Watercolor and ink with graphite. Gift of the artist. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (015.00.00) © Miami Herald [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31367]
  • Matt Wuerker (b. 1956). [Barak Obama being sworn in as President of the United States], January. 19, 2009. Published in Politico, January 19, 2009. Watercolor and ink over graphite underdrawing. Gift of the artist, 2010. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (016.00.00) © Matt Wuerker [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31368]
  • Jeff Danziger (b. 1943). Progress in China, 2006. Graphite and ink on paper. Gift of the artist, 2007. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (018.00.00) © Jeff Danziger, New York Times Syndicate/Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31370]
  • Jeff Danziger. Air Pollution in China Worsens, 2006. Photocopy of drawing in pencil and ink with added drawing in ink and opaque white. Gift of the artist, 2007. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00) © Jeff Danziger, New York Times Syndicate/Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31369]
  • Tony Auth (b. 1942). “NEXT!” 2004. Pen and ink, and brush and ink on paper. Gift of the artist, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (019.00.00) AUTH ©2004 Philadelphia Inquirer. Reprinted with permission of UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE. All rights reserved. [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31371]
  • Tony Auth. “NEXT!” 2004. Final version published in Philadelphia Inquirer, March 9, 2004. Digital print. Gift of the artist, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (020.00.00) AUTH ©2004 Philadelphia Inquirer. Reprinted with permission of UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE. All rights reserved. [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31372]
  • Edmund Valtman (1914–2003). I can’t believe my eyes! September 20, 1991. Published in the Waterbury (CT) Republican and the Middletown (CT) Press. Ink, opaque white, and tonal film over graphite underdrawing on paper. Gift of the artist, 1999. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (021.00.00) Reproduced with permission. [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsc-07960]

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Cover Designs and Single Panel Cartoons

  • Alan Dunn (1900–1974). The Library of Congress in Microfilm, 1966. Published in the New Yorker, September 17, 1966. Ink and graphite or crayon on paper. Swann Memorial Fund Purchase, 2007. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (001.00.00)
  • Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827). Discord, ca. 1780–1799. Watercolor, ink, and graphite. Gift of Mrs. Annette Kauffman, 2008. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (022.00.00) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-19175]
  • Arnold Roth (b. 1929). Toward a modern ettiquette [sic]—lettuce boycott, ca. 1970s. Drawn for the Saturday Review of Literature. Watercolor and ink. Art Wood gift/purchase, 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (023.00.00) © Arnold Roth [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-09135]
  • John Held, Jr. (1889–1958). [Female vocalist flanked by musicians], ca. 1927. Published as the cover of McClure’s Magazine, August 1927. Gouache, watercolor, pen, and ink. Swann Memorial Fund purchase. 2003. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (024.00.00) © Estate of John Held, Jr. Courtesy of Illustration House, Inc. [Digital ID # LC-DIG-cph-3g12960]
  • Charles Addams (1912–1988). [Cave drawings], 1960. Published in New Yorker, June 11, 1960. Ink, watercolor, gouache, and pastel. Swann Memorial Fund purchase, 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (025.00.00)
  • Anita Kunz (b. 1956). Fear of Finance, 1991. Published as cover of Washington Post Magazine, April 13, 1991. Watercolor, gouache, and acrylic with collage. Gift of the artist, 2003. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (026.00.00) © Anita Kunz, 2003 [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-03325]
  • Roz Chast (b. 1954). April Fool, 2009. Watercolor and ink. Published as cover of New Yorker, April 6, 2009. Swann Memorial Fund purchase, 2009. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (027.00.00) © Roz Chast [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31373]

Remembering September 11th

  • Will Eisner (1917–2005). “The Real Thing,” 2001. Published in 9-11: The World’s Finest Comic Book Writers and Artists Tell Stories to Remember. New York: DC Comics, 2002. Ink and wash drawings with opaque white over graphite underdrawing.Gift of the artist, 2002. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (028.00.00–029.00.00) © Created by Will Eisner, 2001. Work by Will Eisner Studios, Inc. Used with permission. [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-02052 and LC-DIG-ppmsca-02053]
  • Igor Kordey (b.1957). Pennsylvania Plane, 2001. Published in Heroes: The World’s Greatest Super Hero Creators Honor the World’s Greatest Heroes 9-11-2001. Washington, DC: Marvel Comics, 2001. Ink, porous point pen, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Swann Memorial Fund purchase, 2002. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (030.00.00) TM and © Marvel Entertainment, LLC [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-01867]
  • Mac McGill (b. 1958). IX XI MMI, 2001. Published in World War Three Illustrated, issue no. 32. Sacramento: Mordam Records, 2001. Ink and whiteout with overlays and graphite on paper. Gift of the artist, 2003. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (032.00.00) © Mac McGill [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-01752]
  • Peter Woods (b. 1971) and Keith Champagne (b. 1970). For Art’s Sake, 2001. Written by Brian K. Vaughan. Published in 9-11: The World’s Finest Comic Book Writers and Artists Tell Stories to Remember. New York: DC Comics, 2002. Ink, opaque white, graphite, and overlays. Gift of the artists and DC Comics, 2002. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (033.00.00) © Peter Woods, © Keith Champagne [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-01973]

Caricature

  • William H. Cotton (1880–1958). Mr. Wells Evolving a Cosmic Thought, ca.1931–1935. Pastel. Bendiner Fund purchase, 2005. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (035.00.00) © Cotton Estates [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-09441]
  • Al Hirschfeld (1903–2003). Betty Hutton at the Palace, 1952. Published in New York Times, April 16, 1952. Ink brush. Gift of Al and Louise Hirschfeld, 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (036.00.00) © Al Hirschfeld. Reproduced by arrangement with Hirschfeld's exclusive representative, the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York. www.alhirschfeld.com [Digital ID # LC-USZC4-12979]
  • Glynis Sweeny (b. 1962). Paul Simon, ca. 1991. Published in Detroit News, ca. 1991. Colored pencil. Swann Memorial Fund purchase, 2008. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (037.00.00) © Glynis Sweeny [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-19310]
  • Diana Denny (b. 1923). Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, ca.1955. Ink over graphite. Gift of the artist, 2008. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (038.00.00) © Diana Denny [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31374]

Modern Life in Comic Strips

  • Jan Eliot (b.1950). Stone Soup.“Ahhh . . . Fairytales,” 1996. Published by Universal Press Syndicate, January 12, 1996. Ink over graphite underdrawing with paste-on. Gift of the artist, 2008. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (039.00.00) © Jan Elliott [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31375]
  • Aaron McGruder (b.1974). The Boondocks, “Hello, FBI?,” 2002. Published by Universal Press Syndicate, January 6, 2002. Digital print. Gift of Universal Press Syndicate, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (040.00.00) Boondocks © 2001 and 2002 Aaron McGruder. Used courtesy of the creator and Universal Uclick. All rights reserved. [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppbd-00269]
  • Bill Griffith (b. 1944). Zippy the Pinhead. “Tragic Ending,” October 5, 2007. Pen and ink, with traces of opaque white and graphite. Purchase, 2008. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (041.00.00) © Bill Griffith. Distributed by King Features Syndicate. [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31376]
  • Patrick McDonnell (b. 1956). Mutts. On Duty, 2001. Published by King Features Syndicate, November 4, 2001. Ink and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Gift of the artist, 2006. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (042.00.00) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31377]

Comic Book and Graphic Narrative

  • Emanuel “Mac” Raboy (1914–1967). Mr. E Begins, ca. 1944. Published as cover image for Dynamic Comics, No. 9, 1944. Ink, graphite or crayon, opaque white on illustration board. Gift of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2001. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (043.00.00) [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31378]
  • Emanuel “Mac” Raboy. Mr. E Begins. Cover for Dynamic Comics, No. 9, 1944. Published by Harry “A” Chesler. Gift of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2001. Serial & Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (044.00.00) [Digital ID # tt0044]
  • Steve Ditko (b. 1927). “Now anybody with the intelligence of a seven year old knows that if a man appeared on TV. . . ,” Spider-Man! Part 2, ca. 1962. Published in Amazing Fantasy, No. 15 (August 1962). Ink, opaque white, and overlay over graphite underdrawing. Gift from an anonymous donor, 2008. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (045.00.00) TM and © Marvel Entertainment, LLC [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-18753]
  • Lynd Ward (1905–1985). Plates 15 and 21, Prelude to a Million Years, ca. 1933. Wood engraving on tissue paper. Gift/purchase, Robin Ward Savage, 2003. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (047.00.00, 048.00.00) By permission of Robin Ward Savage and Nanda Weedon Ward [Digital ID # LC-DIG-ppmsca-31379 and LC-DIG-ppmsca-31380]

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