The new Annenberg Press book WARNING! Graphic Content lives up to its title.
Have your IDs ready and your intolerance for incendiary pictures and controversial ideas checked at the door for it’s time to step into the head of the unabashedly liberal awardwinning cartoonist and writer Dwayne Booth (aka “Mr. Fish”), where inflammatory ideas meet deep insights — and things like inspiring woe, discouraging indifference and gleeful nihilism are born. In WARNING! Graphic Content, Mr. Fish examines the past, present and future of art as commentary, deciphering its substructure and translating its unique alphabet into a wholly accessible vocabulary. A handful of those images are shown here. Through extensive interviews, numerous hyperlinks, audio and video clips and nearly 400 provocative images, Mr. Fish demonstrates how uncensored art and weaponized jokes from cartoonists, satirists and fine artists through history provide humanity with its most thorough and revealing self-portraits.
This e-book, along with other print and electronic titles from Annenberg Press, is available now from iTunes and Amazon.com.
—Arlene Luck (managing editor, Annenberg Press)