The importance of cartoons, caricature, and satirical art in imperial
Richard Scully and Andrekos Varnava
nationalist and imperialist ideologies found in ‘Dan Dare’ (in the Eagle , 1950–1967); down to much deeper critiques, more removed in time from the period itself (such as in AlanMoore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , 1999–2007).
Images of empire and imperialism from the past have been a ready-made source of material for political cartoonists down to the present day, serving as a perfect means of critiquing neo-imperialist tendencies. Similarly, the desire to contest royal and imperial authority shaped the French