Oz Black. Plus Thomas Nast, Paul Conrad, Ted Rall, Bill Bramhall, Ann Telnaes, Herblock, Zapiro, Edmund Duffy, Barry Blitt and more
Here in Lincoln by Oz
Oswald Ragan “Oz” Black studied art at the University of Nebraska from 1918 to 1923. He went on to document local news 365 days a year for nearly four decades, first at the Lincoln Star from 1921 to 1927, and then for the Nebraska State Journal from 1930 to 1940. Following his work in Nebraska, Black went to the Minneapolis Tribune, before moving to Denver, where he worked in public relations and as an instructor in cartooning and caricature at the University of Colorado Institute of Adult Learning.
Nebraska Today reports on the efforts of Richard Graham archiving the cartooning career of Oz Black.
Cartoons That Enraged
The cartoons themselves have also proven to be popular among readers, with cartoonists — like tabloid editors today — realizing that courting controversy is a surefire way to boost readership. For more than two centuries, political cartoonists have habitually cut close to the bone in their lampooning of politicians and other public figures — leading to some enormous outrage from offended readers along the way.
Thomas Nast, Paul Conrad, Ted Rall, Bill Bramhall, Ann Telnaes, Herblock, Zapiro, Edmund Duffy, Barry Blitt, and others in The New York Times, Charlie Hebdo, The New Yorker, Jyllands-Posten, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and more papers are singled out in a Grunge article on cartoons that some deemed went too far.