Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union

In this new atmosphere of freedom, Russia’s satirical magazine Krokodil (The Crocodile) became rejuvenated. John Etty explores Soviet graphic satire through Krokodil and its political cartoons.

Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union

Author: John Etty

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 149682055X

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After the death of Joseph Stalin, Soviet-era Russia experienced a flourishing artistic movement due to relaxed censorship and new economic growth. In this new atmosphere of freedom, Russia's satirical magazine Krokodil (The Crocodile) became rejuvenated. John Etty explores Soviet graphic satire through Krokodil and its political cartoons. He investigates the forms, production, consumption, and functions of Krokodil, focusing on the period from 1954 to 1964. Krokodil remained the longest-serving and most important satirical journal in the Soviet Union, unique in producing state-sanctioned graphic satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs for over seventy years. Etty's analysis of Krokodil extends and enhances our understanding of Soviet graphic satire beyond state-sponsored propaganda. For most of its life, Krokodil consisted of a sixteen-page satirical magazine comprising a range of cartoons, photographs, and verbal texts. Authored by professional and nonprofessional contributors and published by Pravda in Moscow, it produced state-sanctioned satirical comment on Soviet and international affairs from 1922 onward. Soviet citizens and scholars of the USSR recognized Krokodil as the most significant, influential source of Soviet graphic satire. Indeed, the magazine enjoyed an international reputation, and many Americans and Western Europeans, regardless of political affiliation, found the images pointed and witty. Astoundingly, the magazine outlived the USSR but until now has received little scholarly attention.

The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures

For the role of propaganda in World War II, consult Karel Berkhoff, Motherland in
Danger: Soviet Propaganda during ... in the postwar USSR, and John Etty's
Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union analyzes Krokodil during the Khrushchev era.

The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures

Author: Aga Skrodzka

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019088553X

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Stereotypes often cast communism as a defunct, bankrupt ideology and a relic of the distant past. However, recent political movements like Europe's anti-austerity protests, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street suggest that communism is still very much relevant and may even hold the key to a new, idealized future. In The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures, contributors trace the legacies of communist ideology in visual culture, from buildings and monuments, murals and sculpture, to recycling campaigns and wall newspapers, all of which work to make communism's ideas and values material. Contributors work to resist the widespread demonization of communism, demystifying its ideals and suggesting that it has visually shaped the modern world in undeniable and complex ways. Together, contributors answer curcial questions like: What can be salvaged and reused from past communist experiments? How has communism impacted the cultures of late capitalism? And how have histories of communism left behind visual traces of potential utopias? An interdisciplinary look at the cultural currency of communism today, The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures demonstrates the value of revisiting the practices of the past to form a better vision of the future.

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Nevertheless , for undergraduates and other readers desiring an overview of the
contributions of graphic satire to American politics ... 245p ill maps ( Westview
special studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe ) bibl index 81-21948 .

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Cultures of War in Graphic Novels

See Leningrad, Soviet Union Saints, 76, 77–78, 81–86, 87 Samandal, 207,210,
223n29 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 62, 63–65, 66–67; as character, 59,
67,68–70 Sarajevo Tango, 62–63 satire, 221 Scuzzo, 173 Second Intifada, 146, ...

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels

Author: Tatiana Prorokova

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813590957

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Cultures of War in Graphic Novels examines the representation of small-scale and often less acknowledged conflicts from around the world and throughout history. The contributors look at an array of graphic novels about conflicts such as the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901), the Irish struggle for national independence (1916-1998), the Falkland War (1982), the Bosnian War (1992-1995), the Rwandan genocide (1994), the Israel-Lebanon War (2006), and the War on Terror (2001-). The book explores the multi-layered relation between the graphic novel as a popular medium and war as a pivotal recurring experience in human history. The focus on largely overlooked small-scale conflicts contributes not only to advance our understanding of graphic novels about war and the cultural aspects of war as reflected in graphic novels, but also our sense of the early twenty-first century, in which popular media and limited conflicts have become closely interrelated.

Russian Graphic Art and the Revolution of 1905

Famous Soviet graphic artists who made their reputation as experimental
designers just after the [ Bolshevik ] Revolution ... In this issue of Simplicissimus ,
Olaf Gulbransson echoes a common motif of the Russian satirical magazines ,
the looming figure of Count Witte and the belpless Tsar . ... Although
Simplicissimus was banned in Russia , Bilibin , Dobuzhinskii , Lev Bakst , and
other artists of the group ...

Russian Graphic Art and the Revolution of 1905

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Soviet Literature

The process of the formation of a new national intelligentsia in the fraternal
republics of the Soviet Union has not yet been fully studied but it is ... In those
years satire was not simply a literary form favoured by certain writers with vivid
satirical gifts . ... school for any writer , for it involves the search for the exact
phrase , the study of style , composition and the " secret ” of the graphic moulding
of characters .

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Art in the U S S R Architecture Sculpture Painting Graphic Arts Theatre Film Crafts

He endeavours to place the the building of Soviet dirigibles made it his object in
unusual , at times even fantastic purpose to convey in full the idea of the
conditions , in order to bring out in sharper boundless territory of the Soviet Union
over relief the basic significance of the cartoon ... Izvestia , the oldest Soviet
containing the best posters and cartoons of satirical magazine Krokodil , and in
the jourthe ...

Art in the U  S  S  R   Architecture  Sculpture  Painting  Graphic Arts  Theatre  Film  Crafts

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Painting Sculpture and Graphic Art in the U S S R

Vsesoi︠u︡znoe obshchestvo kulʹturnoĭ svi︠a︡zi s zagranit︠s︡eĭ (Soviet
Union). POSTERS AND ... From the very beginning the artists resorted to satire
as a true means of giving the poster an emotional effect . A beginning was made
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Painting  Sculpture and Graphic Art in the U S S R

Author: Vsesoi︠u︡znoe obshchestvo kulʹturnoĭ svi︠a︡zi s zagranit︠s︡eĭ (Soviet Union)

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The Current Digest of the Soviet Press

Complete text :) A few days ago the Y.C.L. Central Committee and the Board of
the U.S.S.R. Writers ' Union ... Creative seminars in fiction , poetry , drama , satire
and children's literature are being organized , in addition to plenary ... A large
detachment of painters , graphic artists and sculptors is working in the Ukraine .

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Soviet Union

The Manege was turned into a huge studio where graphic designers , painters
and sculptors worked right in front of ... Fran Peavey , a visiting American who
leads the group Atomic Comic put on a satirical skit , the butt of which was the ...

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Graphic Design in Television

There is an abundance of graphic revolutionary and propaganda imagery , much
Stalin ' iconography ' , as well as some ... Soviet satirical painter called Pyotr
Belov , whose work one of our researchers stumbled across in the Soviet Union ,
as ...

Graphic Design in Television

Author: Douglas Merritt

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This book explains the role of the graphic designer in making broadcast programmes and on-screen publicity, together with their contribution to art direction and graphic design in TV commercials, supported by case studies of student and professional work. There is a maze of technical production methods available, both old and new, but there is very little literature to describe them or to explain how TV designers organise, understand and employ them. This book offers a sound introduction to the subject with a 32 page colour plate section including many examples of contemporary designers' work. Includes case studies of professional and student work to apply the information with in the book Learn from the extensive experiance of the former Head of TV Graphics at Thames TV Detailed descriptions of current equipment bring you up-to-date

Bantam s Soviet Union 1991

gested that the Soviet empire , including the Baltics , be turned into a " voluntary ”
confederacy of republics . In a full - page essay ... Known for his poetry and plays
, the most famous of which is The Bedbug , he also worked in the graphic design
and film fields . Despite the political satire prevalent in Mayakovsky ' s work ,
Stalin went so far as to canonize him as a Soviet poet laureate after his suicide .

Bantam s Soviet Union  1991

Author: Bantam Doubleday Dell

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780553349108

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WittyWorld

... 2nd Prize – Artistic Satire ore than 125 cartoonists , academicians , and Mikhail
Zlatkovsky , Soviet Union ; and Tony ... GRAPHIC ART Systems Inc. , Adolf Bom ,
Czech and Slovak Republic ; Graham Cooke , Hungarian Postal Service ...

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American Review on the Soviet Union

Immediately after the Reichswehr attacked the Soviet Union , Soviet poets and
artists formed special war - poster workshops ... and through the Creative Union
of Artists , a laboratory of poster artists , painters , graphic artists and stage
designers which aids in the development of cultural ideas . ... Some posters are
not captioned at all ; others are accompanied by satirical verse several stanzas in
length .

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The American Review on the Soviet Union

Immediately after the Reichswehr attacked the Soviet Union , Soviet poets and
artists formed special war - poster workshops ... and through the Creative Union
of Artists , a laboratory of poster artists , painters , graphic artists and stage
designers which aids in the development of cultural ideas . ... Some posters are
not captioned at all ; others are accompanied by satirical verse several stanzas in
length .

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