Thursday, February 15, 2018

Comics The Examiner & Puck

Many illustrations in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century continued to rely on engraved relief blocks. Relief half-tone printing on high speed machines introduced COLOR to mass circulation magazines and newspapers.

The Return of the Prodigal Father, Joseph Keppler, 1883.
Cartoonists exploited the compositional and stylistic possibilities of the new technology. Visual narratives caught the public eye as paper became a cheap commodity and color satisfied consumer's appetites for amusement in print (GDHCG).

by Frank Nankivell, 1910.