Archives: James Gillray

James Gillray: puncturing the pompous with caricature

December 3, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: history, journalism, journalists, reporting.

Caricature is fairly common today (even amateurs like me try their hand at it), but in the late 18th century, it was a newly developing form of art, as well as social and political communication. And no one was better at it — a set a higher standard for others of his and those who • Read More »

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The father of modern caricature, bitterness among literary lights, and a view of personal technology: newsletter, Nov. 30, 2018

December 3, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: newsletter.

This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,984) on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.     The theme of writing — good writing, I hope — permeates all of my newsletters, but this week you may notice another: caricature. I have tried this art form from time to time with varying degrees • Read More »

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