Monday, 27 January 2014

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.

Punch magazine's Mr Punch.


Simplicissimus's bulldog


Private Eye's knight


Krokodil's red crocodile


1 comment:

  1. Do we know why did the magazine chose a croc as their symbol? Do crocs have a special meaning to Russians? Last time I check, there are no crocs in Russia.

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