Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies

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Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Jan 2, 1997 - Fiction - 328 pages
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In New York City, 1936, the legendary cartoonist Walter Geebus - self-confessed forger, back-stabber, misanthrope, and hot-goods passer - is hospitalized with a mysterious ailment. Was the old bastard poisoned - again? Although Geebus is stricken, possibly forever, his popular comic strip about an orphan boy and his smart-aleck talking dog must go on, as it has every day for the last forty years in hundreds of newspapers. But who can ghost the great Geebus and satisfy millions of avid readers who turn each morning to "Derby Dugan" for comic relief in hard times? The frantic search for a replacement begins...

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User Review  - ratastrophe - LibraryThing

This is a book about nostalgia and caring - and it draws you in from the very beginning. Essentially, the narrator is telling the story of the importance of creation; of how it feels to put your ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A good-natured romp through the New York newspaper world of the 1930s, by the whimsical author of such unconventional comic fiction as Freaks' Amour (1979)—and a previous novel about the joys and ... Read full review


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Tom De Haven is the author of several novels, including Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies (winner of the 1997 American Book Award) and Funny Papers. A frequent contributor to Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, he also teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed private investigator. He lives in Midlothian, Va.

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