Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Very Good Condition. 311 pages. Oversized, light wear to edges; yellowing to cover and pages; sound binding; very good shape. Look at cartoons and the cartoonists behind them, by the creator of Beetle Bailey. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 Pounds. Category: Humor; Inventory No: 113640.
Mort Walker Cartoons/Comics. Fine. Magazine. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 311 pages. "The creator of Beetle Bailey has written a hilarious book. He mines a rich field to relate the zany doings of fellow cartoonists, individually and en masse. The book is irreverent and explicity about the art which thrives on a 'sense of silliness'" >>> 715 grams.
Acceptable. Former Library book. Hardcover The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly.
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This was actually a much larger book than I'd expected (and my copy appears to have been a library rebind).
This is a very good history of print cartooning in general, with an emphasis on King Features, and of the work of Walker and his friends in particular.
There is some in the book that's a bit redundant with Walker's "Private Scrapbook,' but much more that is not. Since it is not nearly as specific to his own work, it is much broader in its subject matter.
Walker and his friends are a rarity in today's world of print cartooning: a cartoonist who has not only been at it for over half a century, but whose main strip has been around for over half a century. More importantly, he is a rarity in that he is not obsessed with control over his work, and that he treats the fact that he is, along with his collaborators (including at least two of his grown children) paid a decent wage simply to draw funny pictures as a blessing, and approaches the work itself as its own best reward. His attitudes are in sharp contrast with those of many of today's hottest print cartoonists, and his lifetime of experience in the business makes him well qualified as a historian of comic art.
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