Gene Basset’s Vietnam Sketchbook: A Cartoonist’s Wartime Perspective

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In 1965, Gene Basset, a well-known political cartoonist, was sent to Vietnam
by his newspaper publishing syndicate. His assignment: to sketch scenes of the
increasingly controversial war in order to help the newspaper-reading public
better understand the events occurring in Southeast Asia.
In much the same way that M.A.S.H. gave viewers an irreverent, wry view of
war and its devastating effects on citizens as well as soldiers, Basset’s sketches
portray the everyday, often mundane, aspects of wartime with an intimate touch
that eases access to the dark subject matter. In this affectionately curated collection,
author, doctor, and longtime friend of the artist, Thom Rooke, deftly
leads us through more than eighty of Basset’s cartoons, organizing his insights
according to the well-known stages of grief, from denial to acceptance, and
demonstrating how Basset’s images convey moments of trauma, coping, and
healing. From scenes of American GIs haggling with Vietnamese street vendors
to a medic dressing the wounds of a wide-eyed soldier, Basset’s endearing
sketches and Rooke’s friendly prose humanize life during wartime. The seriocomic
vignettes and analyses are delivered with wit, compassion, and subtle
charm sure to please academic, artistic, and casual readers alike.

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Gene Basset’s Vietnam Sketchbook uses the drawings of political cartoonist Gene Basset to explore how soldiers, civilians, reports and others dealt with the stresses, losses, and grief associated with the war in Vietnam.

About the Author:

Gene Basset is an American cartoonist primarily known for his editorial cartoons. He was
the chief editorial cartoonist with Scripps Howard newspapers for twenty years. In 1982,
Basset joined the staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he worked until his retirement
in 1992. His work has been exhibited at the Pratt Institute, and in 2005, drawings done by
Basset during a trip to Vietnam were exhibited at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Thom Rooke is professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He holds
an endowed chair in vascular medicine and is former head of the Section of Vascular Medicine
and director of the Gonda Vascular Center.

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