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Dark Horse and Yoe Books present: Cartoonists Against Racism: The Secret Jewish War on Bigotry

Cartoonists Against Racism tells the remarkable unknown story of how a Jewish organization enlisted some of America’s most beloved cartoonists to undertake a nationwide campaign against bigotry in the 1940s and 1950s.

Cartoonists Against Racism uncovers the secret campaign to flood America’s newspapers, classrooms, and union halls with anti-racist comics and cartoons. Meet the artists and the artwork that was their ammunition in the battle for America’s soul.

Cartoonists Against Racism is authored by Holocaust scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff and award-winning comics and cartooning historian Craig Yoe. It also features a foreword by Prof. Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth, noted scholar and daughter of civil rights icon Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

The book showcases impactful anti-racism artwork from the era’s preeminent cartoonists, including multiple Pulitzer Prize winners Bill Mauldin and Vaughn ShoemakerNew Yorker cartoonists Carl Rose, Mischa Richter, and Frank Hanley; famed antiwar cartoonist Robert Osborn; Dave Berg of Mad magazine; renowned sports cartoonist Willard Mullin; noted labor cartoonist Bernard Seaman; comics artist Mac Raboy; and Eric Godal, who escaped from Nazi Germany and became a leading cartoonist in the American press.

The trade paperback edition of Cartoonists Against Racism: The Secret Jewish War On Bigotry will be available in bookstores November 28, 2023 and comic shops November 29, 2023. It is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at your local comic book shop and bookstore, and will retail for $19.99. 

Cartoonists Against Racism: The Secret Jewish War On Bigotry