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.
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Satirical magazine avatars, mascots, characters, and personifications
Krokodil's red crocodile functioned as a symbol for the magazine, but also a character in some of its images and the imagined editor of the publication. Other magazines had/have similar avatars. I'm interested in whether any scholarly study has considered this phenomenon.