Neff, Wesley (cover illus).
Chicago. Ken, Inc., 10-20- 1938.
Vol. 2. No. 8. October 20th, 1938 complete issue of magazine, color and black and white illustrations and ads, 86 numbered pages, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Chip to upper left corner of front cover; light wear to cover; overall very good condition. This vintage magazine features a cover illustration by Wesley Neff "Pity the Book Agent" "victims of a heartless racket." Full page color political cartoons "drawn for Ken in Generva, Switzerland by Derso & Kelen" addressing the pre-World War II situation: "The Peacemaker, Lord Runciman," "Malcolm Macdonald, Secretary of Colonies, in Allah's Garden" and "Geneva Merry-Go-Round." Of particular note is an astounding political cartoon by David Low "Follow My Leader" showing a sleep-walking Hitler following "Superstition" leading an endless line of Hitler youth. Also "Hollywood Stars as You Never See Them" caricature by Russell Limbach. Publication of the magazine lasted for just over two years (ceasing in 1939); it was described by the editor, Arnold Gingrich, as "A magazine of unfamiliar fact and informed opinion, filling in the shadows cast by coming events all over the world; equally opposed to the development of dictatorship from either Left or Right, whose one fixed editorial aim is to give unhampered and unbiased demonstration of whatever dangers threaten this our democracy from without and within, in accord with the Lincolnian dictum of 'Let the people know the truth and this country is safe.'" Item #55963