Print based on a pencil-drawn caricature of Wanda Gág made by Adolph Dehn in 1916. The Dehn drawing is reproduced in Gág's Growing Pains: Diaries and Drawings for the Years 1908–1917 (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1984). Used here by permission of the Trustees of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2013.
Wanda Gág (rhymes with "cog") was determined to be an artist, and ultimately she triumphed. Her talent steered her through family hardship and hesitant early artistic efforts until she created Millions of Cats, her beloved 1928 children's book. It has never been out of print.
Captain Billy's Whiz Bang was one of the most popular and notorious humor magazines of the 1920s. It was created by Wilford Hamilton Fawcett, who had been a captain in the U.S. Army during World War I and gained the nickname Captain Billy. Fawcett would later tell reporters that he had started his magazine to give the doughboys—as World War I servicemen were popularly called—something to laugh about.