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-[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/{{PAGENAMEE}}] [May 2007]+'''''Punch''''' was a [[Great Britain|British]] weekly [[magazine]] of [[humour]] and [[satire]] published from [[1841]] to [[1992]] and from [[1996]] to [[2002]].
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 +==History==
 +''Punch'' was founded in [[July 17]] [[1841]] by [[Henry Mayhew]] and engraver [[Ebenezer Landells]]. At its founding it was jointly edited by Mayhew and [[Mark Lemon]]. Initially it was subtitled ''The London Charivari'', this being a reference to a satirical humour magazine published in [[France]] under the title ''[[Le Charivari]]''. Reflecting their satiric and humorous intent, the two editors took for their name and masthead the anarchic glove [[puppet]], [[Punch and Judy|Mr. Punch]]; the name also referred to a joke made early on about one of the magazine's first editors, Lemon, that "[[Punch (drink)|punch]] is nothing without [[lemon]]." Mayhew ceased to be joint editor in 1842 and became 'suggestor in chief' until he severed his connection in 1845. ''Punch'' was responsible for the modern use of the word '[[cartoon]]' to refer to a comic drawing. The illustrator [[Archibald Henning]] designed the cover of the magazine's first issues. The cover design varied in the early years, though [[Richard Doyle (illustrator)|Richard Doyle]] designed what became the magazine's [[masthead (publishing)|masthead]] in 1849. In the 1860s and 1870s, conservative ''Punch'' faced competition from upstart liberal journal ''[[Fun (magazine)|Fun]]'', but after about 1874, ''Fun'''s fortunes faded. At Evans's café in London, the two journals had 'Round tables' in competition with each other.
 +==See also==
 +*[[Punch (drink)]]
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Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002.

History

Punch was founded in July 17 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. At its founding it was jointly edited by Mayhew and Mark Lemon. Initially it was subtitled The London Charivari, this being a reference to a satirical humour magazine published in France under the title Le Charivari. Reflecting their satiric and humorous intent, the two editors took for their name and masthead the anarchic glove puppet, Mr. Punch; the name also referred to a joke made early on about one of the magazine's first editors, Lemon, that "punch is nothing without lemon." Mayhew ceased to be joint editor in 1842 and became 'suggestor in chief' until he severed his connection in 1845. Punch was responsible for the modern use of the word 'cartoon' to refer to a comic drawing. The illustrator Archibald Henning designed the cover of the magazine's first issues. The cover design varied in the early years, though Richard Doyle designed what became the magazine's masthead in 1849. In the 1860s and 1870s, conservative Punch faced competition from upstart liberal journal Fun, but after about 1874, Fun's fortunes faded. At Evans's café in London, the two journals had 'Round tables' in competition with each other.

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