Ciara Meehan

Historian, Author, Lecturer

Guest Post

Guest Post: Irish Caricature and Editorial Cartoons by Barry Sheppard

reproduced with permission from Irish Newspaper Archives and The Irish Press

4 thoughts on “Guest Post: Irish Caricature and Editorial Cartoons by Barry Sheppard

  1. Although there is a rich tradition of cartooning in Ireland, in the post-independence era ‘Dublin Opinion’ virtually monopolised cartooning here. Shemus went back to England when the ‘Freeman’s Journal’ folded in 1924 and, apart from Gordon Brewster’s cartoons in the ‘Evening Herald’ and Victor Brown’s short period in the ‘Irish Press’, the political cartoon was largely absent from Irish newspapers. This changed only in the late 1960s when ‘Dublin Opinion’ ceased publication. See my essay on ‘Dublin Opinion’ in Mark O’Brien and Felix M. Larkin (eds), ‘Periodicals and Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland’ (Four Courts Press, 2014).

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