Tuesday, December 7, 2010

AAEC Editorial Cartoon Digital Collection

     This is my first post in a series about USM's Digital Collection.  This can be found through the USM Libraries Web site (http://digilib.usm.edu/index.php).  14 separate collections currently constitute the whole Digital Collection.  The first one I browsed through was the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Digital Collection.  The collection is home to more than 1000 cartoon by over 50 artists belonging to the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.  Searching options for the cartoons include keywood, cartoonist, publisher, or time period (http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm4/cartoon.php). 
     The cartoon pictured below is found through the collection.  Creator Eddie Germano drew a picture of uniformed legs marching with the titles of past wars around the legs.  The caption for the cartoon is "And Still Marching".  The date of this cartoon is Veterans Day 1964.  It is interesting to see that some of these cartoons still apply to current events.  It is also important for readers to realize that while some cartoons may make light of situations, most are created to place importance on serious issues.

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