Poster Title (Current Submission)

Half-Century of Cartooning: Iowa Comments on the World

Major(s)

History

Mentor Name

Sid Huttner

Other Mentor Department

Special Collections-Main Library

Presentation Date

3-22-2011

Abstract

In 1906, the Des Moines Register hired Jay N. Darling, establishing a tradition that endured for a century. Darling produced a daily political cartoon comment on local, national, or international events that it ran, centered above the fold, on its front page. Syndicated and read in over 150 U.S. newspapers, "Ding" retired in 1949. The University of Iowa Libraries had digitized and analyzed 12,000 Darling cartoons.

Tom Carlisle (1949-1953), Frank Miller (1953-1983) and Brian Duffy (1983-2008) followed Darling. The Libraries hold collections representing each of these cartoonists, and under an agreement with the Register, the current project establishes 500 cartoon digital collections of each man's most influential cartoons, collections which will grow over time to include every cartoon published by the Register 1906-2008, a run of cultural commentary unmatched anywhere in length, quality, insight and humor.

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Copyright © 2011 Kayla M Garvin

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Half-Century of Cartooning: Iowa Comments on the World

In 1906, the Des Moines Register hired Jay N. Darling, establishing a tradition that endured for a century. Darling produced a daily political cartoon comment on local, national, or international events that it ran, centered above the fold, on its front page. Syndicated and read in over 150 U.S. newspapers, "Ding" retired in 1949. The University of Iowa Libraries had digitized and analyzed 12,000 Darling cartoons.

Tom Carlisle (1949-1953), Frank Miller (1953-1983) and Brian Duffy (1983-2008) followed Darling. The Libraries hold collections representing each of these cartoonists, and under an agreement with the Register, the current project establishes 500 cartoon digital collections of each man's most influential cartoons, collections which will grow over time to include every cartoon published by the Register 1906-2008, a run of cultural commentary unmatched anywhere in length, quality, insight and humor.