The "fets de Cu-Cut! " Cartooning Controversy in Catalonia
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Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. On 25 November 1905, three hundred soldiers from Barcelona's garrison, incensed by the publication of a cartoon by Joan Junceda, attacked the offices of the Catalan satirical weekly Cu-Cut! and those of its sister daily, La Veu de Catalunya, beating employees and torching typewriters in the street. The incident, known as the "fets de Cu-Cut!," sparked a chain of events that profoundly marked Catalan twentieth-century history. This article introduces readers to the start of the Golden Age for Catalan satirical production, and it offers a content analysis of Junceda's cartoon with a discussion of the power of cartoon humor to both reflect and shape its sociopolitical context.