How World War II Created Dr. Seuss

by Philip Nel

All cartoons by Dr. Seuss unless otherwise indicated.
  1. 30 January 1941. "Virginio Gayda Says: . . ."
  2. 29 May 1941. "Now, Adolf, just forget what Franklin said. 80 per cent of us here want to let you have your fling."
  3. 23 June 1941. "Said a bird in the midst of a Blitz . . ."
  4. 18 September 1941. "Spreading the Lovely Goebbels Stuff."
  5. 16 November 1942. "Buck Bilbo Rides Again."
  6. 20 July 1942. "Only God can make a tree to furnish sport for you and me."
  7. 7 August 1942. "Velvet Carpet to the Oil Well."
  8. 26 April 1942. "God made me a rabble-rouser!"
  9. 5 March 1942. "What have you done today to help save your country from them?"
  10. 16 March 1942. Awkward Predicament . . . For You to Solve."
  11. 20 January 1942. "Mein Early Kampf: I give the hotfoot to the stork that brings me."
  12. 21 January 1942. "Mein Early Kampf: I reject milk from Holstein cows as non-Aryan."
  13. 29 January 1942. "Mein Early Kampf: I cut my first tooth on a bust of Bismark."
  14. 2 January 1942. "Doktor! I got frozen up here, and sunburned down here . . . all at the very same time!"
  15. 7 October 1942. "Food? We Germans don't eat food! We Germans eat countries!"
  16. 13 February 1942. "Waiting for the Signal From Home . . ."
  17. 30 June 1941. "Gosh, I wonder how easy this Tattoo Stuff comes off . . . !"
  18. cartoon by David Low. "East or West?"
  19. 22 September 1941. "I am part Jewish."
  20. 29 June 1942. "Listen, maestro, if you want to get real harmony, use the black keys as well as the white!"
  21. 12 October 1942. "Democracy's Turnstile."
  22. 10 June 1942. "What this country needs is a good mental insecticide.
  23. 30 December 1942. "We'll Have to Clean a Lot of Stuff Out Before We Put Peace Thoughts In!"
  24. 1 October 1941. ". . . and the Wolf chewed up the children and spit out their bones . . . But those were Foreign Children and it really didn't matter."
  25. Resources: Learn more about Dr. Seuss and these cartoons


This web "slide presentation" is based on Philip Nel's "'Said a Bird in the Midst of a Blitz...': How World War II Created Dr. Seuss," Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 34.2 (June 2001): 65-85. Currently available at: <http://www.umanitoba.ca/publications/mosaic/backlist/2001/June/nelessay34-2.html>.

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Images of Dr. Seuss's WWII cartoons have been taken from Dr. Seuss Went to War, a catalog of Seuss's World War II cartoons (1941-43) at the Dr. Seuss Collection (Mandeville Special Collections Library, UC San Diego). The copyright holder of these is cartoons not known.


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