The Banality of Evil Newspapers

Steven Heller takes a look at the ads of the N.S.B.Z.—the official newspaper for the German public servant, published twice monthly by the Nazi NSDAP Leadership.


Beyond the Graphic Novel: A Comically Surreal Comic Collage

Here Comes Kitty is the work of multidisciplinary artist Richard Kraft, a Jess for our age. Kraft has craftily transformed a 1960s Polish espionage comic into a mad, post-mod melange of Western religion and Eastern mysticism, Nazi spies and domesticated animals, the disturbingly chaotic and the playfully erotic.


Robert Andrew Parker on Life and Illustration

We see deeply disturbing images in dark, murky colors: guns pointing at heads, children strung up by their feet, abandoned eyeglasses lying twisted in a void. Eventually, we come to a factory billowing smoke: the crematorium at Auschwitz. They’re from a series of 20 hand-colored etchings, titled “German Humor.” And they’re by Robert Andrew...

And Speaking of Pornography . . .

. . .  There is Hitlerpornography. This is the lionization of the madman through recreation and, in this case, replication. Although this action (or aktion) figure is labled “war criminal” there is still an inescapable fetishistic rationale for its being in the marketplace. In Germany such iconography is outlawed, here it is absorbed into...