Australian Left Review

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Cartoonists of Australia


R. Smith


THE CARTOONIST as we know him is a modern phenomenon. He has his ancestors in lampoons and broadsides dating back to the Reformation and beyond, but maturity is reached only with the age of mass media. The cartoon then escapes from the role of illustration to a wordy text and begins to express itself directly in visual imagery. Gradually the text becomes more and more subsidiary, often being no more than the “punch line”, though rarely dispensed with altogether.



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