The Collected Works Volume 1. Edited by Nenad Djordjevic, with a Foreword by Larry Feign, cartoonist
Sapajou was the greatest cartoonist of the China Coast in the first half of the 20th century. A brilliant and acerbic political cartoonist, he had a rare gift for capturing the character and feel of Chinese people, Shanghai street scenes and the chaos of China in the 1920s and 1930s. In this volume, we witness the early years of Sapajou’s prolific career from 1923-1931. Warlords vie for control of the Republic while in Shanghai opportunistic politicians, radical student protesters and bloodthirsty gangsters fight for control of the streets. Jazz and kidnappings, heat waves and typhoons, Sapajou’s brush documented the golden years of the Pearl of the Orient.