The Cartoons of Evansville's Karl Kae Knecht: Half a Century of Artistic Activism

The Cartoons of Evansville's Karl Kae Knecht: Half a Century of Artistic Activism

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Karl Kae Knecht's name is synonymous with the city of Evansville. As editorial cartoonist for the Evansville Courier, he amused readers and spurred them to a higher social good. He mocked the Axis powers and kept local morale high during World War II and commented daily on issues from the Great Depression to the Space Race. He also worked tirelessly as a civic booster. Knecht helped establish Evansville College and was almost single-handedly responsible for the establishment of Mesker Park Zoo. In this absorbing account, illustrated with over seventy cartoons, University of Evansville historian James Lachlan MacLeod tells the fascinating story of Knecht's life and analyzes his cartooning genius.

Author: James Lachlan MacLeod
Publisher: History Press
Published: 02/27/2017
Pages: 144
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.66lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781625858382