Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Kolohe says:

    John McCutcheon was considered “the Dean of American Cartoonists” in Briggs’ time. He won the Pulitzer Prize for this cartoon from 1931, which lol, is very timely this week.

    His most famous cartoon seems to be “[Indian]* Summer” which is worth looking at – it’s on his Wikipedia page – but is definitely a ‘product of its time’ (1912) when it comes to Native Americans. (I.e. it’s definitely racist, but not mean-spirited about it, just ignorant)

    *yeah, that other word is the actual title.Report

  2. Will Truman says:

    They worked together in Chicago and were reportedly friends. When Briggs left McC did a cartoon about Skinnay moving away. One his costumes snuck into one of my Briggs compilations.Report

  3. Michael Cain says:

    On a tangent, I started drawing cartoons at a relatively young age. I recall my youngest aunt — almost as close to my age as to my father’s — complaining, “He draws squares better freehand than I can with a ruler!”Report