The Comics Before 1945

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DIANE Publishing Company, Sep 1, 2006 - 336 pages
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Cartoonists have provided millions of families with laughs & thrills for more than a century, since Richard F. Outcault introduced the first episode of Hogan's Alley, starring the Yellow Kid, in 1895. Here, cartoonist & historian Brian Walker's visually stunning, comprehensive survey -- copiously illustrated with rare original art -- is an authoritative history of Amer. newspaper comics currently in print. It documents the fascinating origins of the comics &, decade by decade, the major trends in the funnies business. In-depth biographies of 21 of the most important creators of the era are featured, as well as samples of many artists' work. Includes 575 illustrations, including more than 100 plates in full color.

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In this impressive oversized hardcover, a companion to his earlier The Comics Since 1945 , comics historian Walker provides an excellent survey of the first five decades of American newspaper comic ... Read full review

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