Krokodil magazine was an illustrated Soviet satirical journal, published in the USSR between 1922 and 1991. This blog is related to my PhD project. I am interested in political cartoons and caricature, and satirical journals in general, but specifically the operation of the medium in the Soviet context. I investigate Krokodil in relation to theories of carnival, transmediality and performativity.
This is a post from a very interesting blog, which often posts items related to Krokodil and Soviet satire. (Thank you very much for doing so!) I am especially interested in the photos, showing the different ways in which Soviet caricature was consumed by viewers. Behind The Iron Curtain:Satire
Not Soviet, but Victor Alba wrote an important article on Mexican cartoons in 1967, and it is interesting that here is another article on the significance and operation of cartoons in the Mexican political context.
Very interesting interview with an extremely important cultural historian of the USSR. He makes some vital points about the nature of cultural memory, especially in Russia and USSR. Interview with Vladimir Paperny