RUBE GOLDBERG: the art behind the name

Rube Goldberg Take your own picture cartoon selfie
Rube Goldberg cartoon, Take Your Own Picture

To celebrate (and inform/remind you of) the widely-praised new book The Art of Rube Goldberg: (A) Inventive (B) Cartoon (c) Genius (edited by Jennifer George), I wanted to share a few images from the Rube Goldberg website’s Gallery and invite you to look around the page-of-wonders itself.

The cartoonist who made an art out of skewering the American (bureaucratic) political system – to wit, an overly and unnecessarily complicated machine that takes a long time, using many resources to do very little – became so well known for the complicated machines that you might know his name more as the adjective. Enjoy some more cartoons that the man himself drew:
RUBE FOOLISH QUESTIONS RUBE PUZZLE PICTURE

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