Half-Century of Cartooning: Iowa Comments on the World

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2011
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For just over a hundred years, the front page of the Des Moines Register featured a daily editorial cartoon, establishing a tradition of Iowa political commentary. From 1949 to 2008, artists Tom Carlisle, Frank Miller and Brian Duffy addressed local, national and international issues by drawing cartoons that spoke to their Iowa audience. The project builds on the existing Jay N. “Ding” Darling, who worked for the Register from 1906 to 1949, project and involves digitizing original cartoons held in the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections to make them available to the public online.