Mutually Assured Destruction [ORIGINAL COLD WAR POLITICAL CARTOON]

Near fine. Original Cold War-era editorial cartoon in pen and ink by Gary Viskupic (b. 1944), an American artist best known as the long-time chief illustrator for the Long Island, New York, newspaper Newsday. Viskupic also did the cover art for many Doubleday Book Club editions of science fiction titles and the illustrations for the American versions of the Doctor Who novelizations published by Target. At the center of this finely rendered allegorical cartoon are a Bear (the Soviet Union) and a bald eagle (the United States) who have just shot each other to death. Looking on are an English bulldog, French frog, German bulldog, and Chinese dragon. It is untitled, but we thought "Mutually Assured Destruction" was apt. It was most likely made for and published in Newsday in the 1980s. The image measures about 6.5" x 12" and is drawn a 11" x 13.5" sheet, which has some layout-related notations at the margins. It has been lightly hinged to a black mat (13.5" x 19") and is backed by foam board (not attached).

Item #21304

Price: $250.00

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