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The Best of Punch Cartoons in Colour
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With a foreword by Quentin Blake. A feast of pictorial delights from the pages of Punch - in glorious colour. Brings together for the first time a stunning collection of over 400 vibrant colour cartoons, illustrations, covers and caricatures published in the world's most famous humour magazine from the 1920s to the 1990s - most never reproduced since original publication. The large full-page format showcases treats like the dazzling Jazz hues of Fougasse, some of E H Shepard's most charming illustrations ever and Rowland Emett's crazily eccentric machines. Grouped in eras, there are works by H M Bateman, Arthur Watts, Anton, Russell Brockbank, Quentin Blake, Norman Thelwell, Andre Francois, George Adamson, Trog, Mike Williams, Stan Eales and many more. Superb covers from the 1950s-1960s follow the funny, poignant cartoons of WW2, while a host of special features include a look at the Royal Family from Prince Edward Albert to Princess Diana and Ronald Searle's magnificent series of caricatures, Heroes of Our Time. A companion to The Best of Punch Cartoons.
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Beautiful full-colour cartoons adorn all the pages of this magnificent tome. Punch featured colour imagery for almost 100 years, from early in the twentieth century, and was seen as such an important publication that during WW2 special dispensation was given to keep it running in colour. Many of Europe's best cartoonists contributed to the magazine, often in colour, as this book shows off. Introductions, biographies, and special features are brought to the readers' attention by Helen Walasek.

About the Author

Helen Walasek, of Punch Cartoon Library, is the former curator of the Punch collection and editor of The Best of Punch Cartoons and Punch Goes to War.

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."..this beautiful compilation of dry and wry humor from the late British humor magazine...quickly gathers steam and becomes utterly irresistible." -- Publisher's Weekly

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