Thursday, March 20, 2008
T. S. Sullivant
The Caricatures of T. S. Sullivant by V. Robard, Godey’s Magazine Vol. CXXXV No.807 Sept. 1897. This venerable illustrated magazine was begun by Louis A. Godey of Philadelphia under the title The Lady’s Book in July, 1830 and had a circulation of 150,000 around the time of the Civil War. It was a women’s magazine featuring stories, poems, and fashions. Godey's hired women to hand-color fashion plate engravings to be given away with the magazine. By 1897 Godey's was published out of New York and came to an end in August 1898. It was then absorbed into The Puritan, a monthly published in New York by Frank Munsey. Vol. I no. 1 of The Puritan was issued January 1897 and ceased publishing in 1901.
Fantagraphics is planning a book on T. S. Sullivant and, if you can't wait I recommend Craig Yoe’s latest Arf book, Arf Forum, which presents a selection of his brilliant caveman and dinosaur cartoons. Arf Forum can be ordered HERE. Coconino presents, in their usual high quality manner, a beautiful tribute to Sullivant HERE. The color illustration above was clipped from Crumbling Paper on the STWALLSKULL blog and can be seen in its entirety HERE.