Thursday, May 16, 2013

(dead) Yankee

Yesterday we discussed the use of symbols and the difference between comics and political cartoons. The youngest enjoyed this immensely; it appeals to his very smart, very wry sense of humor. He spent many hours drawing his own cartoons. The one above is a Civil War cartoon that paints the (dead) Yankee as the problematic rebel, which I suppose accurately reflects the Southern point of view of that era.

Hopefully soon he'll be able to explain the New Yorker illustrations to me.

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