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Graphic Satire in the Soviet UnionKrokodil's Political Cartoons$
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John Etty

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496820525

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496820525.001.0001

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The Co-creation of Krokodil Magazine

The Co-creation of Krokodil Magazine

(p.101) Chapter Four The Co-creation of Krokodil Magazine
Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union

John Etty

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter problematizes the notion that Krokodil was subject to total political supervision by considering the roles of three groups of producers-professional, amateur, and "prosumer" (producer-consumer) contributors-and by exploring evidence in the text that the journal was subject to direct political supervision. Krokodil's Editorial Board's peculiar production processes have not been accounted for in previous works, but this chapter explores the dynamics of Krokodil's publishing schedule and creative and censorship practices, providing a nuanced picture of the influences on production processes, in order to answer questions about how the USSR provided artists with a creative space in which to explore the boundaries of permissible discourse in Soviet satire. The previous literature provides only a very limited theoretical basis for understanding the contributions of non-professionals, but this chapter explores how the magazine's professional staff, regular freelance contributors and irregular "prosumers" meaningfully "co-created" content for the journal.

Keywords:   Co-creation, Prosumer, Production process, Censorship, Editorial Board

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