Friday June 5, 2020

New book on Irish cartoonist who pricked our conscience

1st March, 2015
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Early Irish suffragettes were sometimes compared, not favourably, to the ruthless tricoteuses of 18th-century France

Society has no better conscience than the cartoonist, and a new book by James Curry and Ciarán Wallace celebrates the work of Thomas Fitzpatrick, owner and chief cartoonist of the Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly, a bestseller in Dublin a century ago. Packed with humorous illustrations, puns, anecdotes and satirical features, it sold for a penny, ran for ten years, and was one of the only two publications James Joyce subscribed to during his exile in Trieste....

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