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Veselye kartinki

Веселые картинки

Funny pictures

Moscow: Molodaya gvardiya, 1956 - to date

 

Funny pictures is a Soviet and Russian comic monthly for children. It was published from September 24, 1956 until 1991 as organ of the Central Committee of the Komsomol. The magazine includes comics, poems, riddles, games and jokes. The issues counted, with some exeptions, 16 pages. Sometimes the centrefold could be cut out to make a little book. Often these pages are missing and the number of pages is reduced to 12. The magazine was published in an oblong (landscape) format up until 1965, after it varied and was sometimes used for the cover only. The idea for this magazine and its name belonged to Ivan Semenov (1908-1982) a cartoonist of the magazine 'Crocodile'. He became the first editor. In 1979 Viktor Pivovarov created the new logo of Funny pictures consisting of letter-men. In 1993 the magazine was registered by the Russian federation. The LS Collection holds 150 issues.

 

References:

Moscow 2000, p. 195.

http://www.barius.ru/biblioteka/avtor/61

 

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