For the young Maier, that constructive criticism landed somewhere between affirmation and statement of purpose. The library recently opened a biographical file on Maier, including nearly of his published works, many of those from the Sun Press when he "moonlighted" as a cartoonist in the s. Maier joins more than 4, fellow cartoonists with overof their works in what may be the world's largest collection of cartoons and comics.
Thomas Nast is considered the father of modern political cartoons, and his satirical drawings are often credited with bringing down Boss Tweedthe notoriously corrupt leader of the New York City political machine in the s. Besides his scathing political attacks, Nast is also largely responsible for our modern depiction of Santa Claus. And his work lives on today in political symbolism, as he is responsible for creating the symbol of the donkey to represent Democrats and the elephant to represent Republicans.
Received 4 August ; accepted 20 September ; published 23 September These include daily events, memorable experiences and peak feelings. Cartoons are one of the daily habits for our children; studies have proven that an average child with a facility of a TV and a satellite connection at his home watches approximately 18, hours of television from kindergarten to high school graduation.
Tweed never served as mayor. The public offices he held at times were always minor. Yet Tweed, hovering on the fringe of government, was by far the most powerful politician in the city.
Felix the Cat originally called Master Tom is a cartoon character from the silent film era, being the first cartoon character in history to win a high level of popularity. While Felix's personality varies by adaption, he is generally always portrayed as mischievous, but good-hearted, and willing to help others in need. Notably, a lot of his s shorts revolve around him trying to get food by any means necessary, even going as far as stealing from other people.
He has an elder sister and a younger brother. He studied medicine at the University of Fribourg in the French part of Switzerland, but then changed his course of studies and became a graphic designer. He studied animation film with Prof.
Thomas wrote, produced and directed the series which was presented at the New York Anime Film Festival in He produced a BattleSeed original animated trailer which aired in theaters as a promotional trailer for the Sci-Fi Channel. Thomas also provided production development for the action adventure movie UltraViolet.
A view that Nast also held strongly. His representations of the donkey and elephant helped to solidify the enduring images as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. His illustrations supported the cause he believed was just, and the candidate he thought was best. While the names on the ballots have changed, the issues remain surprisingly similar more than years later.
Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus based on the traditional German figures of Sankt Nikolaus and Weihnachtsmann and the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party GOP. Contrary to popular belief, Nast did not create Uncle Sam the male personification of the United States Federal GovernmentColumbia the female personification of American valuesor the Democratic donkey,  though he did popularize these symbols through his artwork. Nast was associated with the magazine Harper's Weekly from to and from until
I recently came across a blog post about me. It was slightly chilling to find myself discussed as a missing person — a real Mark Twain moment — but at the same time, any doubt I had that starting a blog might be a waste of time was dispelled. Of course, one book cover does not a career make, though with HP it can sometimes be hard to persuade people of that. But the fact is this image is as much something for me to live down as it is something to be proud of, and the idea that it might be the crowning glory of my working life hinted at by some I know is not appealing.