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Dictionary of British Cartoonists and Caricaturists

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ISBN 9781032194943
December 12, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1994, this dictionary provides a unique ‘who’s who’ of the major figures in the world of British cartoons and caricatures. It was the first book to encompass the entire field from c.1730 when Hogarth published the first of his ‘modern moral pictures’ to the mid-1990s. In addition to describing the careers nd achievements of the artists and the characteristics of their styles, more than 500 entries give details of their publications, their illustrations to books and periodicals, exhibitions of their work, public collections in which their work is represented and literature on or referring to them. Over 150 illustrations are included.

This is a comprehensive reference work and will be of interest to social and political historians as well as cartoon enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. A-Z Dictionary. Bibliography.

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Dr Mark Bryant FRSA was born in Dorset, is a philosophy graduate of London University and has a PhD in History from the University of Kent. After more than a decade as an editor in literary and academic book publishing he turned freelance in 1987, working as an editor, proof-reader, writer, journalist, lecturer and exhibition curator. Other books by Mark Bryant include Dictionary of 20th Century British Cartoonists & Caricaturists and Private Lives: Curious Facts About the Famous and Infamous.


'This entertaining and hugely informative Dictionary...whose organisation and arrangement present a model which other compilers and editors might profitably follow...an important reference and research tool...Its claims for a place on the shelves of general reference collections, art libraries, and libraries supporting social and political studies courses, need no underlining.' Reference Reviews

'This comprehensive, well designed and easy-to-use work merits imitation for other countries' cartoonists and a place on the bookshelves of all those who study or otherwise savour comic art.' Choice

'A delight to browse through...The biographical entries are a model of their kind...The authors must be commended for unearthing so much information on the members of a craft noted for their reticence and obscurity...Must find a place on the bookshelves of any collector with an interest in illustration or cartoon art...fascinating reading.' Geoffrey Beare, Bookdealer

'For anyone interested in cartoons this book is essential. On another level because it is so well illustrated it acts as social history. I have looked at the references to those cartoonists I have known and they are all immaculate. A wonderful and hitherto missing dictionary.' George Melly

'Cartoonists rule the political world - or, rather, it would be a much better world if they did. Here is a splendid guide by two experts on the subject.' Michael Foot