Mahood’s 1958 Cartoon Collection: Not A Word To A Soul
Ordered not long ago (for one dollar(!), plus s&h) from a seller across the big pond, Kenneth Mahood’s 1958 cartoon collection arrived today and has been added to the Spill‘s cartoon library. Was very happy to see the dust jacket (and a protected dust jacket at that) in such great shape. What I didn’t realize about this collection (until today) is that it is made up entirely of captionless cartoons, such as you see on the cover. From the inside flap copy:
“…the intelligent enquirer after knowledge today does not need a preamble of word or lengthy caption to point the humour…The pictures tell their own wordless story, with your intelligent help. The story is all there for you, and it is much better that way.”
Here’s Mr. Mahood’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Kenneth Mahood Born, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1930. New Yorker work: 1951 -1996. Mr. Mahood’s bio from the British Cartoon Archive.
From Lars Kenseth, “A Celebrity Profile Of My Cat”
Mr. Kenseth began contributing to The New Yorker in
2016. Visit his website here.
Further reading: this Spill piece on Mr. Kenseth from 2017.
And Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist was Ali Fitzgerald: “America!: How To Throw A Wild Presidents’ Day Party”
…See more of Ms. Fitzgerald’s New Yorker work here.
J.A.K. on the 4 day work week.
Mr. K. began contributing to in 2014. His book, Everything Is An Emergency: An OCD Story In Words & Pictures will be out this June from Harper Perennial.