Sundays With Walt and Skeezix/Big

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Sunday Press Books, 2007 - Art - 86 pages
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Sunday Press Books presents a masterpiece in comic art by Frank King. Collected for the first time, here are the best Gasoline Alley Sunday comics, starting from the very first Sunday in 1921. King's innovations in art, layout and storytelling brought a new warmth and style to the medium at the dawn of the Golden Age of newspaper comic strips.

This book is designed by Chris Ware with an introduction by Jeet Heer. As with the Sunday Press editions of Little Nemo in Slumberland, these incredible Sunday pages are shown digitally restored to their original colorful brilliance and reproduced at full size (16 by 21 inches). The book is filled with images of comics memorabilia and photographs of King's life. It also includes texts on King's life and work by journalist Tim Samuels and comics historian/critic Donald Phelps.

Included in the book is a full-sheet cardboard insert replica of a 1920's Skeezix cut-out toy.

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User Review  - burnit99 - LibraryThing

There may be a few comic strips with more artistic and creative merit than Frank King's "Gasoline Alley", but I can't think of any I hold more dear to my heart. It's no small joy to me that the ... Read full review

Review: Sundays with Walt and Skeezix

User Review  - Keith Bowden - Goodreads

I would dearly love to read this book, but the format - over-size full-color hardcover - makes it unlikely that I'll be able to buy it any time soon. Alas. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Cartoonist/designer Chris Ware is the author of "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest
Kid on Earth," "Quimby the Mous"e, and the "Acme Novelty Datebook "(D+Q, 2003).Ware was born in 1967, two years before Frank King's death.

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