Author: Michael Mark Cohen

Michael Mark Cohen teaches American Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in the East Bay with his wife and two kids. You can follow him on twitter @LilBillHaywood and find his collection of radical cartoons at

Radical Art: Art Young and the Cartoons of American Socialism

ImageArthur Henry Young (1866-1943), known to the world as Art, was arguably the most widely recognized and beloved cartoonist in the history of American radicalism. A working cartoonist for sixty years, Art Young drew thousands of simple black-line drawings with biting captions that appeared in big-city newspapers, liberal magazines, and, most importantly, in the socialist, labor, and radical press of the early twentieth century.