A century of punch cartoons
The Best of Punch Cartoons: 2,000 Humour Classics by Helen WalasekCollected in this hilarious anthology are some of the most side-splitting cartoons ever published in one of the world’s most noted humor magazines. Each of the cartoons is arranged in chronological order dating back from Punch’s first appearance in 1841 up through contemporary issues. Packed with superb gags and beautiful artwork by some of the finest artists of the past two centuries, this is an essential anthology for any fan of cartoons, visual humor, or of the legendary Punch magazine.
A century of Punch cartoons
Punch; or, The London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in by Henry Mayhew and wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the s and s, when it helped to coin the term " cartoon " in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. After the s, when its circulation peaked, it went into a long decline, closing in It was revived in , but closed again in It was jointly edited by Mayhew and Mark Lemon. Punch, of Punch and Judy ; the name also referred to a joke made early on about one of the magazine's first editors, Lemon, that " punch is nothing without lemon".
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