Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Coming soon: Giles's War 1939-45 by Timothy Benson

On Tuesday 4th July 2017, a new Giles cartoon book will be presented at the Political Cartoon Gallery in London, together with the opening of the Carl Giles Cartoon Exhitibion.
If you love Giles's cartoons... you can pre-order GILES'S WAR now.

If you are a political cartoon (book) lover, take a look at all the lovely books on the blog of Timothy Benson. 

"Few contemporaries captured Britain's indomitable wartime spirit as well or as wittily as the cartoonist Carl Giles. Now, for the first time, the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945 are brought together, including many that have not seen the light of day in over 75 years. As a young cartoonist at Reynold's News and then the Daily Express, Giles's work provided a crucial morale boost - and much-needed laughs - to a population suffering daily privations and danger, and Giles's War shows why. Here are his often hilarious takes on the great events of the war - from the Fall of France, via D-Day, to the final Allied victory - but also his wryly amusing depictions of ordinary people in extraordinary times, living in bombed-out streets, dealing with food shortages, coping with blackouts, railing against bureaucracy and everyday annoyances. It's a brilliantly funny chronicle of our nation's finest hour, as well as a fitting tribute to one of our greatest cartoonists."

(Penguin Books)


Format: Paperback
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 13/07/2017
Category: Cartoons & comic strips
ISBN: 9781847948090

Who is is Timothy Benson?

On his blog he writes:

"Dr Tim Benson is Britain's - some say the World's - leading political cartoonoligist. He therefore thinks he knows everything there is to know about political cartoons. A lecturer on cartoons, Benson has also had more books published on the subject than anyone else. He has even acted as an external examiner for postgraduate degrees in cartoons. Now some say Benson is not only self-opinionated and outspoken, but has a big mouth to go with it. So here, on his very own cartoon blog page, he has decided to put it to even greater use."

Learn more:
Benson's Blog