One of my favorite images of the Civil War comes from the June 18, 1864 issue of Harper’s Weekly. The image, by Thomas Nast, is titled “The Campaign in Virginia—“On to Richmond!” and it accompanied the paper’s coverage of the North Anna phase of the Overland Campaign. 575 more words
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The political symbols of the donkey representing the Democratic Party and the elephant representing the Republican Party were created in the 19th Century. Both animals have been used as political symbols ever since. 126 more words
Invitation to guest blog on Nast, immigration issues or political cartoons in general!
Did Thomas Nast influence your decision to become a cartoonist? Is there a particular cartoon of his that gave you pause, inspired or disturbed you? 79 more words
John Oliver is the host of Last Week Tonight on HBO. He discusses important issues in society that are ignored in mass media. Not only does he discuss those issues but he points out the hypocrisies and corruption in them such as in the Municipal Violations segment. 520 more words