Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War

The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America’s Leading Comic Artists

The captivating World War II–era political cartoons of Dr. Seuss alongside the work of legendary cartoonists Saul Steinberg, Al Hirschfeld, and others

“An interesting journey providing snapshots in history from times when U.S. involvement in the war was no foregone conclusion and later moments when victory was no guarantee.” —Comics Alliance

Dedicated readers and fans of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, know of Seuss’s fascinating, long-forgotten career as a political cartoonist for the New York daily newspaper PM during World War II. Dr. Seuss, however, was only one of a number of distinguished cartoonists whose work appeared in PM. In Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War, we discover an astonishing treasure trove of over three hundred incisive political cartoons by Seuss as well as a cohort of other legendary cartoonists of the time, including Saul Steinberg, Al Hirschfeld, Arthur Szyk, Carl Rose, and Mischa Richter. These fascinating cartoons offer a totally different picture of the war, both at home and abroad. Sure to fascinate and surprise readers across the generations, Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War lets readers “time travel to a remarkable time when editorial cartoons really mattered” (America in WWII).

Praise

“And now, rescued from the newsprint where they moldered unseen for over half a century, we can turn to the cartoons that let us know what happened when Horton hears a heil.”
—Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Maus
“Vigorous, trenchant, and vividly remarkable.”
The Christian Science Monitor
“Fascinating.”
The New York Book Review
“Scathing, fascinating stuff. . . . A provocative history of wartime politics.”
Entertainment Weekly