The New York Review Comics edition of Syd Hoff’s The Ruling Clawss (originally published under the pseudonym A. Redfield) was written up in Jacobin this week in an appreciative article titled “Rich People are Boring.” Reviewer Alex N. Press writes of Hof and his book:
“The work he produced hardly feels its ninety years. If it weren’t for the attire in which Hoff’s oafish representatives of the ruling class are outfitted — tuxedos aplenty, modest gowns for the women — and his propensity for drawing the rich as almost uniformly overweight, the illustrations could be of the modern-day United States. After all, our era has much in common with that of “A. Redfield’s”: eye-popping inequality, rampant homelessness and police brutality, racism, and the many pompous, moronic captains of industry.”
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