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^Kindle ↛ The Antic Cartoon Art of T. S. Sullivant ↚ It s about time that the best work by the pioneering cartoonist T S Sullivant was collected into a single volume Known as an artist s artist, revered by th century cartoonists ranging from Walt Kelly to Jim Woodring, his work is notoriously difficult to find which may be why there hasn t been an extensive collection of his drawings and cartoons published until nowT S Sullivant didn t start cartooning until he wasyears old, but before he was , he had helped alter the face of comedic art in America, ushering it into the th century Until Sullivant s drawings of animals exaggerated facial and anatomical features to the point of caricature, most American cartoonists were illustrators than cartoonists they drew realistically and cross hatched copiously Sullivant and Eugene Zim Zimmerman changed that, inaugurating the typical caricatural methods of modern cartooning big heads, big feet Sullivant, famed for drawing animals, cave men and women , rummy Irishmen, and Biblical characters with anachronistic abandon, did most of his cartooning for the old Life humor magazine , with a few years detour to a rival, Judge During that period, Sullivant received the accolade of the age he was employed briefly by William Randolph Hearst to do political cartoons for the New York Journal AmericanApart from his significance in the history of American cartooning, Sullivant is widely admired for the sheer pictorial comedy of his cartoons Pogo s Walt Kelly called him a one and only genius Sullivant, Kelly continued, was the man that the atelier painters looked to when they sought out solidity in drawing, in form and in the holy release of caricature And Kelly paid Sullivant the ultimate homage, producing a Sullivant like series in aboutin which a few of Kelly s swampland critters found themselves in Prehysteria, a primitive land populated by Sullivant animals and a well hatted human named NoahThis book marks the first comprehensive collection of this cartooning genius s work a healthy sampling of his Life cartoons from his debut in the magazine into his last cartoon in , published posthumously a healthy helping of his work for Judge and a short biography and evaluation by compiler R C Harvey and an appreciation by Richard Marschall