Walt and Skeezix: Book Four: 1927-1928

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Drawn & Quarterly Publications, Apr 13, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 400 pages
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THE LONG-AWAITED NEW VOLUME FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ARCHIVAL COLLECTION OF FRANK KING'S CLASSIC STRIP

In this fourth volume of Walt and Skeezix, the newly married Walt Wallet settles into domestic life with his wife, Phyllis, and their adopted son, Skeezix, but their family bliss is soon disrupted by a man who claims to be Skeezix's natural father. A long custody battle erupts, raising questions as to the importance of blood ties compared with a loving environment. Later, Walt and Phyllis have to deal with all the dilemmas of a young couple's life as their family starts to unexpectedly expand. This is the very stuff of life—paying the bills, nursing a sick child, finding the right job while spending quality time with family—expertly explored with cartoonist Frank King's unerring fidelity to reality. In unfolding the drama of the Wallet family's life, King displays his full mastery of long and complex narratives, which made his work a forerunner to the modern graphic novel. In his introduction to the series, Jeet Heer explores King's storytelling prowess and links the concerns of the strip with changes in American culture in the 1920s. Lavishly illustrated with King's family photos, the book is designed by Chris Ware, whose elegant and detail-rich books have revolutionized the graphic novel field.

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User Review  - burnit99 - LibraryThing

Skeezix is around 10 now, a doting brother to Corky, and has discovered the complexities and attractions of the opposite sex. He is also the object of another ploy by Mme. Octave to win custody of him ... Read full review

Review: Walt and Skeezix, Vol. 4: 1927-1928 (Walt and Skeezix #4)

User Review  - Dale Muckerman - Goodreads

Great insight into the 1920's. In one string of the story makes lots of money in the stock market. Earlier in the story Walt is just getting his first job. I'm guessing he was independently wealthy ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Cartoonist/designer CHRIS WARE is the author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Quimby theMouse, and the ACME Novelty Datebook.Ware was born in 1967, two years before Frank King's death.

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