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More than 500 strips take the reader through the comics history of the first half of the 20th century. A brief chapter on each decade gives the ...Show synopsisMore than 500 strips take the reader through the comics history of the first half of the 20th century. A brief chapter on each decade gives the reader a frame of reference, and biographies of the most important artists are included.Hide synopsis
Description:New. The stuff produced before 1945 was pretty cool. Good...New. The stuff produced before 1945 was pretty cool. Good stories and absolutely fabulous art. This outsize and colorful book gives these strips and the writers and artists who produced them an excellent showcase. George Herriman, Winsor McCay, Rube Goldberg, Burne Hogarth, Alex Raymond, Chester Gould, Will Eisner, Milton Caniff, Al Capp and a ton of others are represented. Will make a Krazy Kat and Barney Google fan out of the most jaded anti-comic person. A superb collection with some really fine art that, seemingly, most contemporary artists don't have the time, inclination or talent to produce. Turn back the hands of time indeed.
This is a massive, sweeping overview of a very large subject. Several pages of well-reproduced B/W or color strips are devoted to each of the "big guns" in the cartoon world, from Richard Outcault ("Yellow Kid") to Will Eisner (The Spirit"). Many other lesser artists are represented by single pages ...
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