PUCK: What Fools These Mortals Be!

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A lavish coffee table book devoted to the most important political satire and cartoon magazine in American history. Published from 1877 to 1918, Puck was regularly a major political battleground and is credited with single-handedly thwarting the third-term ambitions of Ulysses Grant in 1880 and electing Grover Cleveland to the presidency in 1884.

Puck did it with art–lavish, color, full-page and two-page center-spread cartoons. It was the first American magazine to publish color lithographs on a weekly basis and, for nearly forty years, was a training ground and showcase for some of the country’s most talented cartoonists, led by its co-founder, Joseph Keppler. This retrospective contains nearly 300 full-color plates.

Foreword by Bill Watterson, of Calvin & Hobbes fame!

AVAILABLE: October 2014
DIAMOND CODE: JUL140430
TAGS: Joseph Keppler, Michael Alexander Kahn, Richard Samuel West

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