Anyone here also a fan of political and satirical cartoons of the 1800s/early 1900s? I'm thinking James Gillray, William Hogarth, etc.
Yes, I'm a big fan (and collector) of Gillray and Cruikshank. I posted a little thread about Joseph Keppler, who was really terrific (Austrian immigrant to the US, he founded "Puck", great stuff from the 1880s)
Another great American name is Winsor McCay (best known for "Little Nemo", he was good at everything, and did plenty of political cartoons for the Hearst papers)
Gillray's influence is still felt very strongly in editorial cartooning. If you look at, say, Barry Blitt's cartoon of the Obama's from 2008, you can see that its a very direct reference to Gillray . . . looks like Gillray, and is set up like a Gillray.