|Intl. Notebook||Jul 7 2010|
Above is an interesting American war bonds poster designed during WWII by Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. Geisel worked as a political cartoonist between 1941 and 1943, and he showed a completely different side of his personality during those years, to say the least. In response to complaints about his gross caricatures of the Japanese, he wrote: “…right now, when the Japs are planting their hatchets in our skulls, it seems like a hell of a time for us to smile and warble “brothers!” It is a rather flabby battlecry. If we want to win, we’ve got to kill Japs... We can get palsy-walsy afterward with those that are left.” You can see more of the Doctor’s political cartoons here.