Today I wish to spotlight perhaps the most successful –and charming– of French illustrators for children: Benjamin Rabier.
Archive for: Strange Windows
An examination of monuments of Popeye, Mickey, Peanuts, and other cartoon characters.
My God, you think, that was one hell of a novel/song/movie! Nostalgia mixes with anticipation as you prepare to savor it anew.
When a new art form appears, how often does it spawn a master craftsman at or near the beginning of its existence? Surprisingly often.
Ezra Pound to Kevin Bacon to Queen Elizabeth and more.
Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words. – Samuel Johnson, Dictionary (1751) In a seven-part series, we surveyed the contributions of comics and cartoons to English popular language Part 1, part 2, part 3 looked at American newspaper comic strips; part [...]
This is part seven of our look at comics, cartoons and language– today focussing on Britain Art by Heath Robinson Britain has a long, rich tradition of cartooning second to no other land’s. And, as we saw for American English, cartoons have contributed to the country’s popular language.