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Representations of US Imperial Expansion

In consolidating my dissertation research, I re-discovered several cartoons equating imperial expansion with Uncle Sam’s increasing large-ness (not to be conflated with largess, all the puns intended): Next up, we’ll have a look at versions of greed, expansion, and imperialism … Continue reading

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Swipes File #32: Sewing

John Miller Baer – 4 January 1917 Mauldin – “Suture” – 15 May 1963

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Swipes File #29: le visage de la France

Without further ado, here’s Charles de Gaulle as France: Charles de Gaulle, not France Louis Mitelberg – Charles de Gaulle carte – 1962 John Collins – New Map of France – 1958 France, not to be confused with Charles de Gaulle UPDATE: … Continue reading

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Swipes File #26: A perfect and absolute blank

Regular readers know the drill – here’s your mash-up for today:  He had bought a large map representing the sea, Without the least vestige of land: And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be A map … Continue reading

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Swipes File #13: Earth

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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Swipes File #12: Fist Pump

The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that spirit, I offer a series of mash-ups (or possibly swipes) on similar topics … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering FTW (for the win, for real)

Gerrymandering: a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. (Thanks, wikipedia!) Today, I offer an Ontario / Massachusetts mash-up to demonstrate why I think … Continue reading

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