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Satire in Turkey

Not all satire is created equal. Despite the familiar style of Karikatür’s illustrations, this 1930s Turkish satiric journal includes its share of right and left (centrist) humor attacking politicians at home and the evils abroad, as well as fostering false threats and racial enmity.

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Lettering in the Butter Dish

At the turn of the century, the French Republic was threatened by a military-church-aristocracy coalition and a huge bureaucratic machine dominated by L’assiette au Beurre or the Butter Dish.

Paul Krassner on Obama, Orgies, and the Art of Offensive Cartoons

There’s something oddly funny about Paul Krassner. And it’s been going on for more than 50 years. He palled around with Lenny Bruce, the pioneering 1950s “sick” comic, and even edited Bruce’s autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People. He …

A Wild Madhouse Riot of 1950s Comic Book Satire

Okay, here’s the setup. Marilyn Monroe knocks Joe DiMaggio’s head off with a baseball bat. So they go to a Chinese laundry to get it put back on. But the proprietor can’t help them because—get ready—it’s a hand laundry! Okay, …

To Be Or Not To Be

Suicide is not funny. But in 1930, owing to the Great Depression, there were a lot of them. So Jean Bruller (1902 – 1991), a french cartoonist and humoriste, wrote 21 Delightful Ways of Committing Suicide, a comedy by any …

Filbert's Nightmare Ride

The Daily Heller proudly publishes occasional comics by Robert Grossman. Here is the recent installment, “Filbert’s Nightmare Ride.” For more cartoons in the “O-Man” series go here to O-Manland. And view the last installment, “Filbert Strikes Back,” below and here.  …