Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman
Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, Georgia Riley de HavenonISBN: 0810991853;
"[A] long-overdue, definitive opus on that fabulous feline of American surrealism."-Richard Merkin, Vanity Fair Krazy Kat , created by George Herriman, made its debut in 1913. During its 31-year run, it was enormously popular with the public and with many writers, artists, and intellectuals of the time. Herriman's stories of the Kat and his tormentor, Ignatz Mouse, were both playful and philosophical. This book is the most comprehensive survey of the innovative cartoon masterpiece and the first major biographical work on the artist himself. Illustrated with more than 150 of Herriman's comic strips as well as never-before-published drawings, archival photographs, and personal letters, this book is a testament to the brilliance of his work. AUTHOR BIO: Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the comic strip Mutts and author of Abrams' Mutts: The Comic Art of Patrick McDonnell . He and his wife, Karen O'Connell, are scholars and collectors of early...
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