plate represent more of a kindly old gentleman, but even in them one can discern that he is no weak person by his stern features and prominent jaw. It should be interesting for the student to study some of the caricatures of Thomas Nast, if he can acquire reproductions of same, even though cartoonists of today do not go as far as Nast did.
Humor is very important in newspaper cartoons. There are three ways of putting this quality in them, and these are, action, expression, and exaggeration. A cartoon is rather flat and uninteresting if it lacks these qualities.
Some of the caricatures in this book might be termed modernistic.
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