The Best of Punch Cartoons in Colour by Helen Walasek

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Hundreds of stunning full-page cartoons and illustrations in full color, most never before reproduced in book form

Discover a feast of pictorial delights from the pages of Punch, in glorious color. Celebrated for its black and white cartoons, Punch's move into color illustrations early in the 20th century is now all but unknown. The magnificent results are shown in this collection with hundreds of stunning cartoons from the 1920 through 1992. Showcased here are exquisite illustrations from E. H. Shepard, Art Deco masterpieces from Fougasse, and the eccentrically whimsical creations of Rowland Emett. Other greats represented include H. M. Bateman, Arthur Watts, Anton, Ronald Searle, Russell Brockbank, Quentin Blake, Ralph Steadman, Trog, Mike Williams, Stan Eagles, and more. There are special features on the brilliant caricatures, the magazine's take on the Royal Family, the funny and poignant cartoons of World War II, and more.


About Helen Walasek

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Helen Walasek, of Punch Cartoon Library, is the former curator of the Punch collection and the editor of The Best of Punch Cartoons. Quentin Blake is one of today's most popular and best-loved children's illustrators. He has won the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, among numerous others.
Published October 1, 2013 by Prion. 368 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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While the cartoons in the first third of this historical Punch best of... selection (those corresponding to the pre-war period) are appropriately stuffy and starchy, this beautiful compilation of dry

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