Thomas Nast

The Importance of Creating Provocative, Uncensored Art

Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...

A Caricamural View of the American Civil War

In 1867 Thomas Nast, America’s foremost caricaturist and satiric graphic commentator, stepped away from the pen and ink, wood and metal engraved work he was known for to do a series of 33 painted panels known as Th. Nast’s Grand Caricaturama. With the ability to move, these murals became a staged traveling history show...

Editorial Cartoonist Thomas Nast: Anti-Irish, Anti-Catholic Bigot?

Biased. Disrespectful. Offensive. All sterling job qualifications for any good editorial cartoonist. But “racist”? Woah! Thomas Nast was the granddaddy of the American political cartoon. And having lived in New Jersey, he’s been nominated for induction into the state’s 2012 Hall of Fame. But last month, legislators of both political parties fought to take...