American Cartoonists

and Cartoon Genres Including

Comic Books, Comic Strips, Caricature, Editorial Cartoons and Magazine Cartoons


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Cartoonists and Cartoon Genres." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to these articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the Resource Library publication date.

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Articles from Resource Library in chronological order:

Edward Koren: The Capricious Line (9/20/16)

The Western Hero in Print; essay by Christine C. Brindza (1/28/16)

Western Heroes of Pulp Fiction: Dime Novel to Pop Culture (11/5/15)

Being, Nothingness and Much, Much More: Roz Chast, Beyond The New Yorker (8/7/14)

Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective (1/14/14)

Heroes & Villans: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross (12/10/12)

To Stir, Inform and Inflame: The Art of Tony Auth (7/17/12)

Have Gags Will Travel: The Life and Times of a New York Cartoonist (4/17/12)

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel (1/22/08)

Reflecting Culture: The Evolution of American Comic Book Superheroes (6/15/07)

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations (5/3/07)

\Art in the 'Toon Age (3/30/07)

Masters of American Comics (2/2/06)

Masters of American Comics (11/21/05)

Mark Newport: Super Heroics, with gallery guide text by John D. Spiak (6/10/05)

The Art of Warner Brothers Cartoons (3/9/05)

The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss (7/3/02)

The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss (7/3/02)

Mightier than the Sword, Political Satire, Caricature, and Cartoon on the Presidency, Presidents and Presidential Elections (11/9/00)

Speak Softly and Carry a Beagle: The Art of Charles Schulz (10/24/00)

Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham? Drawings by Dr. Seuss (4/18/00)

The Political Dr. Seuss (2/17/00)

Apocalyptic Giggles: The Industrial Cartoon Humor of Derf (7/28/99)

Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip (8/20/98)


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comic strips and comic strip artists
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