The Tomahawk

The Tomahawk: A Saturday Journal of Satire (1867-1870). Intégralité du journal satirique anglais en ligne. Systématiquement illustré, parfois de dessins en couleur.

The Tomahawk: A Saturday Journal of Satire (1867-1870), founded by Arthur William à Beckett in London, first appeared 11 May 1867, priced two pence. The title of the journal tells us much of what we need to know about it. This was a weekly paper and like most serials in the weekly cycle, it was published on Saturdays, following the model of the popular Saturday Review. The title ‘Tomahawk’ was borrowed from William Makepeace Thackeray, the novelist, satirist, illustrator and editor whose spirit so influenced the men behind Tomahawk; his 1852 novel Men’s Lives describes a journal editor, Mr. Bludyer, ‘the brilliant and accomplished wit, whose sallies in the Tomahawk delight us every Saturday’ and who is known in particular for his savage ‘slasher journalism’, which gives a good indication of the type of sharply barbed, satirical analysis à Beckett sought for his new venture...