Analysis Of Mort Gerberg And Its Influence On Society Essay

1372 Words Oct 13th, 2016 6 Pages
History has always been recorded through time in multiple ways like video, songs, writing and through art. Of the many forms of art used to capture situations, cartoons have become a popular type in the most current time. Cartoons have been used since the 1700s to depict different situations in seriousness or humor. Cartoons appear in the form of movies and television shows to bring smiles to its viewers and even in the form of comics to bring out the adolescence in any person. They have been known to entertain the viewers, educate, and sometimes persuade them on different situations. Mort Gerberg is one of the most known Political Cartoonists in the world. Gerberg has been a cartoonist since 1960 and sold his very first cartoon in 1961 to small magazines, like 1000 Jokes, Swank, and Diners Club Magazine, before publishing in major markets. Overtime his cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy and numerous other publications. He has written, edited, and illustrated 43 books for both adults and children. His most respectable instructional work in his career for 28 years is Cartooning: The Art and the Business. Gerberg wrote an essay in The Arbor House Book of Cartooning, titled “What is a Cartoon?”. Here Gerberg defines a cartoon as an “instant communication of a funny idea” (129). Gerberg creates a guide to draw a cartoon using the elements such as cast, dialogue, caption, gesture, setting, costume/props, and cliché violation. Each element helps create a successful…

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