"...everyone is bored,and devotes himself to cultivating habits..these habits are not peculiar to our town.." Albert Camus "The Plague"

Friday, December 08, 2006

Dr. Seuss on Appeasement - His WW II Cartoons

A Catalog of World War II Cartoons by Dr. Seuss

Before his series of successful children's books as Dr. Seuss brought him prominence, Theodor Seuss Geisel had been a lifelong cartoonist. During the World War II years, 1941-43, he drew editorial cartoons for "PM," a New York City newspaper. In fact, he published more than 400 panels based on the current events of the day. He was particularly concerned about pacifist and appeasment views among the U.S. populace and drew many cartoons with that theme in mind. Above is an example and another below.

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1 comment:

Matt said...

I wonder if any war will ever be as popular was WWII was. Apparently, even Hollywood supported that one.