PUCK: What Fools These Mortals Be! — CERTIFIED COOL
Michael Alexander Kahn, Richard Samuel West (w) • Various (a) • Joseph Keppler (c)
A lavish coffee table book devoted to the most important political satire and cartoon
magazine in American history. Published from 1877 to 1918, Puck was regularly
a major political battleground and is credited with single-handedly thwarting the
third-term ambitions of Ulysses Grant in 1880 and electing Grover Cleveland to
the presidency in 1884.
Puck did it with art–lavish, color, full-page and two-page center-spread cartoons. It
was the first American magazine to publish color lithographs on a weekly basis and,
for nearly forty years, was a training ground and showcase for some of the country’s
most talented cartoonists, led by its co-founder, Joseph Keppler. This retrospective
contains nearly 300 full-color plates.
HC • FC • $59.99 • 328 pages • 12” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-046-9
• Foreword by Bill Watterson, of Calvin & Hobbes fame!