W. Heath Robinson
W. Heath Robinson (1872-1944) created humor where there was often none in the dusty clouds of the two World Wars. Seen as the British contemporary of Rube Goldberg, his ‘inventions’ are often complicated works to perform a simple task whether for military or domestic purposes. His lines are effortless and gently toned characters possess an air of sophistication and class no matter how devious their deeds.
The unassuming collection resides in its sienna binding amongst the flashier gag comic books but Robinson’s ability to twist our world just a few degrees endears itself to his readers.
About the BlogThe Schulz Library resides in a restored old firehouse on the bank of the White River. The room is packed with zines, graphic novels, cartoon collections, and related ephemera— an amazing and inspirational resource for The Center for Cartoon Studies students and faculty.
This blog is a way to share our enthusiasm for the incredible collection!
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