|1 [1907, Jan 21] Michel, wake up! (Michel, wach auf!), Wilhelm Schulz cover of Simplicissimus 43, Vol. 11, p.685|
ARTIST Wilhelm Schulz (1865-1952), of Lüneburg, Germany, was a contributor to Simplicissimus almost from the start on April 4, 1896. His first of nearly 2500 contributions was in issue number 5 of May 2. Simplicissimus was a prominent satirical weekly founded in Munich by its publisher Albert Langen (1869-1909) and artist Thomas Theodor Heine (1867-1948).
It started only months after a similar German paper was launched in January with the title Jugend that sparked the name Jugendstil (from Jugend: youth + Stil: style); a paper published by Georg Hirth (1841-1916) and first introduced as ‘Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben’ (Munich illustrated weekly for Art and Life). A vital ingredient in both Jugend and Simplicissimus was exciting graphic art, including comics art.
|2 [1896, Oct 31] To no avail (Umsonst), Wilhelm Schulz strip, full backpage of Simplicissimus 31, Vol. 1, p.8|
|3 [1897, Jan 9] Guardian angel Aegir (Schutzengel Aegir), Wilhelm Schulz strip, full page in Simplicissimus 41, Vol. 1, p.4|
|4 [1898, Jul 30] The boat trip (Die Bootpartie), Wilhelm Schulz strip, full page in Simplicissimus 18, Vol. 3, p.141|
|5 [1902, May 20] In the Wood (Im Wald), Wilhelm Schulz drawing and poem, full page of Simplicissimus 8, Vol. 7, p.61|
|6 [1904, Dec 20] Christmas in Asia (Weinachten in Ostasien), Wilhelm Schulz cover of Simplicissimus 39, Vol. 9, p.381|
|7 [1913, Nov 24] From the north country (Aus der Nordmark), Wilhelm Schulz cover of Simplicissimus 35, Vol. 18, p.569. On the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.|
|8 [1917, Jan 2] Panic in the munition trade (Panik im Munitionsgeschäft), Wilhelm Schulz, full page of Simplicissimus 40, Vol. 21, p.508. Uncle Sam deals with Death.|
|9 [1917, Nov 13] In the Land of Freedom (Im Lande der Freiheit), Wilhelm Schulz, full page of Simplicissimus 33, Vol. 22, p.416|
|10 [1919, Dec 10] The Board of Inquiry (Der Untersuchungsausschuß), Wilhelm Schulz cover of Simplicissimus 37, Vol. 24, p.521|
|11 [1920, Oct 13] The Paper Flood (Die Papiersintflut), Wilhelm Schulz cover of Simplicissimus 29, Vol. 25, p.377|
|12 [1920, Dec 15] Beethoven, Wilhelm Schulz cover of Simplicissimus 38, Vol. 25, p.501|
|13 [1920, Dec 22] German Christmas (Deutsche Weihnacht), Wilhelm Schulz cover of Simplicissimus 39, Vol. 25, p.517|
The first Simplicissimus ran from April 1896 to September 1944. It was revived under the abbreviated title Der Simpl in 1946-50 (subtitle: ‘Kunst - Karikatur - Kritik’), and then as Simplicissimus again, by illustrator Olaf Iverson, in a final series that lasted from 1954 until 1967. Jugend ran from 1896 to 1940.
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