William Heath Robinson]
[September 13, 2009
Some Frightful War Pictures , London 1915
The art of William Heath Robinson can be qualified as an anarchic heightening of the inventions of the early masters of science fiction cartooning, of George Cruikshank and Albert Robida. In this collection of war cartoons, which appeared during the early stages of WWI, when the Trench warfare had just begun with its poison gas attacks, he created some of the most penetrative pictorial statements against the tragic absurdities of war.B.P.