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Swipes #47: Land Grabbing

Once again demonstrating the old adage: “Same sh*t, different day.” UPDATE: Found another one (of many!)… “A democratic version of a famous saying,” Judge, 29 April 1893

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The Many-Headed Hydra: Monstrous Representations of Canadian Confederation and the American Civil War in Cartoons, 1861-1867

This is the first draft of an article that I submitted two years ago for a special issue on “Monsters in the Margins” for the journal “Image/Text: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies:” As it appears that the special issue is no longer happening (and I’m not … Continue reading

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Colossus (Part III)

Here are four more colossuses (colossi?) that I found in the Newberry Library collections in Chicago during the NEH summer program in 2014. First, we have Teddy Roosevelt posing (looming?) over the Panama Canal project: Next, we have Uncle Sam striking … Continue reading

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Ireland Carto-Caricatures (Map Cartoons)

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I give you some carto-caricatures of Ireland, starting with some historical comic maps: The following are variations on “Geography bewitched! or, a droll caricature map of Ireland” from 1793: The next three draw clear … Continue reading

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Colossus (Part II)

Continuing with the theme of the colossus… See also: – Colossus: Part I – “Comic Empires–Cartoons, Caricature, and Imperialism: A Symposium” edited by Richard Scully, International Journal of Comic Art, Fall/Winter 2014, pages 57-65. – “Constructing the Colossus: the Origins of Linley … Continue reading

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It depends on how you look at it… (Part Two of Many)

Some people argue that Toronto is the center of the world / universe: Of course, we all know that Chicago is really the center of the world: (Although, ODT Maps sells these maps with other cities at the center, noting: “Such maps … Continue reading

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It depends on how you look at it… (Part One of Many)

Sometimes, if you turn a urinal on its side, you get art (now in the Tate Modern in London, England): Here’s an excerpt about turning maps on other sides from “Dreaming Upside-Down” by Tom Peterson (sorry I didn’t include a link to … Continue reading

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Part III: John Bull & Uncle Sam, a friendship to the end

As persistent readers may have gathered, I’m mildly fixated on national representations. We’ve already seen John Bull sharing his tandem bicycle with Uncle Sam, and we’ve seen the US tell John Bull to mind his own business. Here are three cartoons … Continue reading

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Part II: Representations of UK & US Cooperation

The United Kingdom and the United States (or John Bull and Uncle Sam, respectively) get along (in)famously now: And they collaborate against Russia, their former go-between: For further reading (and images!), check out the US Library of Congress exhibit “John … Continue reading

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Part I: Representations of the US & UK

Sometimes, the US and the UK don’t get on particularly well (see, for example: American Revolutionary War, also known as the Battle of the Upstart Colonists in British textbooks). But they’ve become thick as thieves (in most of the meanings of … Continue reading

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