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Comics Before 1945
Cartoonists have provided millions of families wit

Our Price: $50.00
By Brian Walker (au)
Year: 2004
Pages: 336
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-8109-4970-9

Product Code: 1422356876

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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