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Denys Wortman

Comics of the Past: Appreciated on Many Levels

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

Fifty years ago, parents outright discouraged children from reading comics because they "took up time that could be used reading real literature." But children knew all along that comics had value.

The Political Cartoonist Who Introduced Santa

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kate Kelly

The story goes that in 1863 Thomas Nast's wife read him Clement Clark Moore's 1822 poem, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas."

Political Cartoons -- Surprisingly Timeless

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kate Kelly

A new exhibit of political cartoons drawn over a thirty-year period by illustrator Denys Wortman (1887-1958) has recently opened at the Museum of the City of New York.