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Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom

Posted March 3, this Website from the Library of Congress Swann Gallery of caricature and cartoon features the work of Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), "one America's leading political artists during World War II, when he produced hundreds of anti-Axis illustrations and cartoons in aid of the Allied war effort." Szyk produced both illuminations and caricatures, and the site features a selection of fifteen...
Creator of Simpsons Alleges Fox Almost Sued Itself Over Parody

In an interview with Terry Gross of National Public Radio this week, Matt Groening (the creator of The Simpsons) commented that the Fox News Channel threatened to sue Fox Entertainment (its sister network) over a recent parody of the right-wing news channel. In this particular episode of the Simpsons, a rolling news ticker ran along the bottom of the screen, in the same fashion as on the Fox News...
Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists' Index

Peg Cagle, a Middle School Teacher in Los Angeles, has created this site to complement her husband Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index, the largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the web. The Teachers' Guide features lesson plans using cartoons and the Internet to teach students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The lesson plans, which include all the...
Disney Online

If you or your kids like the Disney cast of characters, the Disney site may be worth a visit. See "Sights and Sounds" for downloadable photos, audio, and video clips.
Library of Congress: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon

Caricatures and cartoons have existed in a variety of formats for decades and offer a glimpse into the art and humor of yesteryear. The Library of Congress's Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon contains over 2,000 works of art spanning three centuries. Over 750 of these items have been digitized and made available on the LOC's website. Visitors can browse this collection by date, location,...
Microbiological Edutainment: Biotoon

This site contains several short animated features based on microbiological topics. Although they are informative, the best part about the animations is their entertainment value. Bacterial characters provide their comments on life, an account of evolution from the bacterial perspective, and an understanding of "who" they are and where they live. These movies are a good combination of information...
Princeton University Library Digital Collections: Lorenzo Homar Collection

Born in San Juan, Lorenzo Homar is arguably Puerto Rico's greatest graphic artist. He passed away in 2004, and his career included his work with the Puerto Rican Arts Center (which he helped found), the House of Cartier, and a broad range of posters and drawings. This excellent digital collection from the Princeton University Library includes many of these works, including a sketchbook from his...
The Opper Project

Much can be learned through close examination of editorial cartoons, and this fine online collection created by The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library will be a welcome find for educators and students alike. The Opper Project is named after Ohioan Frederick Burr Opper, who was one of the most well-known early American-born cartoonists. First-time visitors may wish to start out by...

Universal Press Syndicate and Andrews & McMeel (a publisher and distributor) have put together this site featuring twenty-nine comic strips, Dear Abby, the Bad Golfers Association and an opinion section with William Buckley and Chuck Shepherd, among others. Each comic is updated daily (but two weeks after the original has appeared in the press), and there is an archive of previous strips, a "meet...