I’m delighted to announce that I’ve edited and published a new book: “Oh Mother, That Man’s Here Again!! The Christmas Cards of Charles W. Carvin.”
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It’s a fun-filled, full color look at the culture and politics of the 20th century.
For nearly fifty years, the celebrated humorist Charles Carvin (1897-1974) drew his own Christmas cards, elaborate cartoon productions that sometimes unfolded to several oversized pages, filled with his humorous cartoons. From the Great Depression through World War II to the space race and the civil rights movement, he poked good-natured fun at political and cultural icons ranging from Calvin Coolidge and FDR to John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, from Adolf Hitler and Franklin Roosevelt to Nikita Krushchev and Fidel Castro, from Mae West and Will Rogers to Bob Hope and Milton Berle, from E.C. Segar’s Popeye to Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown and Snoopy. This complete collection of the cards and other drawings has 218 full color illustrations, with explanatory notes and an introduction by the artist’s grandson (me). And it’s good for more than the laughs it provides: it’s a trip down memory lane with a unique, year by year look at the history of the mid-twentieth century.
It’s ISBN No. 978-0-9768183-5-9 and it’s available, starting today, at Amazon.com and at BarnesandNoble.com. A great Christmas gift, coffee-table book, and conversation piece. (Click here for Amazon:)
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