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.