What's So Funny? Under The Skin Of South African Cartooning (2010) by Andy Mason

Citation Andy Mason (2010). What's So Funny? Under The Skin Of South African Cartooning. Double Story. book

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BibTex entry for this book:

@book{mason2010whats,
author = {Mason, Andy},
isbn = {978-1-77013-071-5},
pages = {10--248},
publisher = {Double Story},
title = {{What's So Funny? Under The Skin Of South African Cartooning}},
year = {2010}
}

Table of contents

Part one - The Illustrated Other

  • Chapter 1 - Cruishank's Cannibals
  • Chapter 2 - The Noble Savage
  • Chapter 3 - The River of Blood
  • Chapter 4 - Imperil Monsters
  • Chapter 5 - Hoggenheimer's Legacy
  • Chapter 6 - The Liberal Dilemma
  • Chapter 7 - The JoJo Enigma
  • Chapter 8 - Humorous Natives

Part two - Ink and Blood

  • Chapter 9 - Growing Up With comics: A Memoir
  • Chapter 10 - The Staffrider Generation
  • Chapter 11 - Storytellers for Africa
  • Chapter 12 - The Fine Line
  • Chapter 13 - Recipes for Disaster
  • Chapter 14 - White like Me
  • Chapter 15 - Sins of the Fathers
  • Chapter 16 - What's There to Laugh About?
  • Chapter 17 - Black and White in Ink
  • Chapter 18 - Moments of Truth
  • Chapter 19 - Men of Destiny
  • Chapter 20 - The Jester's Space
  • Chapter Epilogue - A Vittoke in Azania

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Notes

1) For hundreds of years, democratic societies have found it necessary and desirable that special permission be given to cartoonists to ridicule the actions and pronouncements of the most powerful and elevated members of society, and in doing so, hold them to account. (p. v1)

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