Cobb cartoons, also known as "Cobb's Comics," were a series of American editorial cartoons created by cartoonist Charles Dana Gibson. They were published in various newspapers and magazines between 1900 and 1920.
Gibson, who was known for his clean and precise linework, was a pioneer in the field of editorial cartooning. He is perhaps best known for his creation of the "Gibson Girl," a popular image of a fashionable and independent woman that appeared in many of his works.
Cobb cartoons were known for their wit and humor, and often commented on current events and political issues of the time. Gibson used his cartoons to express his views on a wide range of topics, including women's suffrage, World War I, and the United States' role in international affairs.
One of the most famous Cobb cartoons is "The Only One in the Family Who Can't Vote," which depicts a woman sitting outside a polling booth, holding a baby and looking dejected. The cartoon was published in the lead-up to the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
Gibson's cartoons were widely popular and were often reprinted in books and other publications. They were also widely imitated by other cartoonists, and many consider Gibson to be one of the pioneers of modern editorial cartooning.
In addition to his work as a cartoonist, Gibson was also an artist and illustrator. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and the Society of Illustrators, and his work was exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.
Today, Cobb cartoons are considered an important part of American cultural history and are often studied by scholars and collectors of political cartoons. They continue to be admired for their wit, humor, and ability to comment on important issues of the day.
That is, long before and long after we lost Phil Ochs. As for the cartoons, I just had to stop, take a break and see if my focus would return. Remember when cartoons went all soft? But whatever happened to the great off-beat cartoons like Winky Dink? But ironically, as his skills got more polished and his subject matter more concentrated on specific events, the cartoons got more professionally routine. Some of what happened waspartially effective like the women's movement, but most of it was toofaddish, emotional and self indulgent read, American to really fitthe complex mix of world events and thus, change things in all theintended directions. On the one hand it could be great like with the Herculoids because most of the time even the gloopy characters could do cool things, on the other hand it could be completely ruinous. I am nowrather keen to create small animated films with the help of my Mac.
We have a whole net of definitions as to what is going on, what is bad, what must be avoided, what must be sought. I mean I could dig the irony of Jay Ward so I did like Super Chicken, Tom Slick, George of the Jungle and Roger Ramjet. An early cartoon from Raw Sewage, one with no text, shows an old man sitting on a bench surrounded by skyscrapers and concrete. It is amazing that this body of work has remained hidden from view for so long. Then, suddenly, one sunny California day, the cartoons stopped. It was the writing, and possibledirecting, of live action short films or maybe features that intriguedme now. By now I was getting paid but never enough to live on.
You call that the Justice League of America? There are no event-specific cartoons here. The inbetweener is the person who draws them. Robin and I, along with Jerry Rubin and others were all in New York trying to help Phil through the last, deepest depression of all, just four days before he ended his life. Give us back our naturally aspirated engines and smooth power bands! Each path is specifically designed to maximize power of the Accessport, Hard Parts and our Off-The-Shelf maps. But it is what he draws that is important, not how he does it. The era produced other cartoonists but none who matched the political credentials and technical abilities of Cobb or who had his depth of coverage - roughly a cartoon a month for ten years.
It is amazing that this body of work has remained hidden from view for so long. Cobb was born in 1937. Always loved this outrageous depiction of a seemingly prevalent attitude toward technology and development. Contemporary American politics is rich in issues and personalities that cry out for the sardonic but informative and insightful and, we can hope, persuasive twists and messages that political cartoons can provide … and it is to those ends that my political cartoons are dedicated. Everything seemed to say I should move on. Contemporary American politics is rich in issues and personalities that cry out for the sardonic but informative and insightful and, we can hope, persuasive twists and messages that political cartoons can provide … and it is to those ends that my political cartoons are dedicated. I am deeply skeptical of the ultimate relevance of politics to actual human behavior in the real world.
Five of the Best R. Cobb Drawings in the Underground Press
I fully expected flowerpower to wilt and teach ins to teach out. Once the film was finished, Cobb was laid off, and worked a variety of odd jobs before being drafted into the U. For a decade between 1966-76, his political cartoons were the most brilliant graphic voice of america's new anti-establishment generation. Then finally the whole thing died at the birth of Super Friends with the Wonder Twins. By that time all his friends and family had been trying desperately to help him for many years.
Ron Cobb’s Cartoons for the ‘Los Angeles Free Press’, 1965
I mean we started off with cool superheroes like Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Ironman and the Flash. Over the course of the decade, Cobb did a lot of other graphic artwork which never found its way into the collections. What was the point of them anyway? The one that I have had countless controversies over was The other great cartoon that the Spousal Unit didn't remember was Gigantor. As a middle class, white, sappy secular humanist, I desperately wantedto learn how to convert my bitter disappointment and anger into aclarification of the debate and a contribution to the winning of real social and cultural transformation, no more, no less. And what did that better than I could go on and on, but I have to push the G button in my own Mach 5 and hop to work if you didn't realize what that graphic was all about.
Remember when cartoons went all soft? He backs against the shelf, terror-struck. . And how brilliant the visuals are. Ron Cobb is one of the most celebrated cartoonists of the From the cover of the May 31, 1968, Los Angeles Free Press His art is often paradoxical, pointing out contradictions between our perception of things and how we label them. What was the point of them anyway? We arrived at the Fifth Estate coffee house, at the east end of the Sunset Strip.
He drove classified documents around San Francisco for two years, before spending 1963 in Vietnam as a draughtsman for the Signal Corps. Cobb was born in 1937. Also, more political caricatures began to appear confirming my worry that I was exchanging illumination for finger pointing. His main graphic influence was Chesley Bonestell. In the late 1960s Cobb was notable enough to design the album cover of Jefferson Airplane's record 'After Bathing at Baxter's' 1967.