Comic Strip Artists in American Newspapers, 1945Ð1980

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Author: Moira Davison Reynolds

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786481507

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Millions of Americans know and love Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Blondie and Dagwood, Doonesbury, Li’l Abner, Garfield, Cathy, Beetle Bailey and other such comic strip characters. Thanks to the cartoonists—the people who have brought and still bring these and other characters to life day after day in the newspapers—the characters have become an entertaining and important part of American culture. Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Chic Young (Blondie), Gary Trudeau (Doonesbury), Al Capp (Li’l Abner), Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Rudolph Dirks (The Katzenjammer Kids), Alex Raymond (Rip Kirby), Chester Gould (Dick Tracy), Frank King (Gasoline Alley), Cliff Sterrett (Polly and Her Pals), and other cartoonists whose comic strips appeared in American newspapers between 1945 to 1980 are featured in this work. The author provides a biographical sketch of each cartoonist, with special attention given to the cartoonist’s career and characters.

Best of Draw! Volume 1

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Author: Mike Manley

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905412

Category: Art

Page: 196

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The Best of Draw! Volume One complies material from the first two sold-out issues of Draw!, the "How-To" magazine on comics and cartooning! Presented here are a wealth of tutorials by, and interviews with, the top professionals in the industry! Featured are demonstrations by: Dave Gibbons (layout and drawing on the computer), Bret Blevins (drawing lovely women, painting from life, and creating figures that "feel"), Jerry Ordway (detailing his working methods), Klaus Janson and Ricardo Villagran (inking techniques), Genndy Tartakovsky (on animation and Samurai Jack), Steve Conley (creating web comics and cartoons), Phil Hester and Ande Parks (penciling and inking), and more! Each artist presents their work step-by-step, so you can see it progress to finished form, learning valuable tips and tricks along the way.

Buz Sawyer

The War in the Pacific

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Author: Roy Crane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606993620

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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The first volume in a series reprinting the Buz Sawyer strip reprints all of the daily strips published during WWII. Buz serves aboard an aircraft carrier, flies combat missions against the notorious Japanese Zeros, crash lands behind enemy lines and is captured by a Japanese submarine. Also includes a selection of the best of the Sunday strips, which feature Buz Sawyer's pal and gunner, Roscoe Sweeny. This volume showcases some of Crane's most atmospheric drawings, aided by his expert use of Craftint tones, luscious romance and exciting action.

Pogo: The Complete Daily & Sunday Comic Strips Vol. 1

Through the Wild Blue Wonder

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Author: Walt Kelly

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560978694

Category: Humor

Page: 308

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Walt Kelly blended nonsense language, poetry, and political and social satire to make Pogo an essential contribution to American “intellectual” comics. As the strip progressed, it became a hilarious platform for Kelly’s scathing political views in which he skewered national bogeymen like J. Edgar Hoover, Joseph McCarthy, George Wallace, and Richard Nixon. Walt Kelly started when newspaper strips shied away from politics ― Pogo was ahead of its time and ahead of later strips (such as Doonesbury and The Boondocks) that tackled political issues. Our first (of 12) volume reprints approximately the first two years of Pogo ― dailies and (for the first time) full-color Sundays. This first volume also introduces such enduring supporting characters as Porkypine, Churchy LaFemme, Beauregard Bugleboy, Seminole Sam, Howland Owl, and many others. And for Christmas, 1949, Kelly started his tradition of regaling his readers with his infamously and gloriously mangled Christmas carols.

Harvey Kurtzman

The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America

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Author: Bill Schelly

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1606997610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 644

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This biography reveals the true story of Mad creator Harvey Kurtzman―the man who revolutionized humor in America; it features new interviews with his colleagues Hugh Hefner, Robert Crumb, and others. Harvey Kurtzman created Mad, and Mad revolutionized humor in America. Kurtzman was the original editor, artist, and sole writer of Mad, one of the greatest publishing successes of the 20th century. But how did Kurtzman invent Mad, and why did he leave it shortly after it burst, nova-like, onto the American scene? For this heavily researched biography, Bill Schelly conducted new interviews with Kurtzman’s colleagues, friends and family, including Hugh Hefner, R. Crumb, Jack Davis, and many others, and examined Kurtzman’s personal archives. The result is the true story of one the 20th century’s greatest humorists: Kurtzman's family life, the details of the FBI's investigation during the McCarthy Era, his legal battles with William M. Gaines (publisher of Mad), are all revealed for the first time. Rich with anecdotes, this book traces Kurtzman’s life from his Brooklyn beginnings to his post-Mad years, when his ceaseless creativity produced more innovations: new magazines, a graphic novel, and Little Annie Fanny inPlayboy.

Roy Crane's Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune

The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips. 1933-1935

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Author: Roy Crane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606991619

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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A collection of Roy Crane's Captain Easy comic includes three years of Sunday strips, in which the title character visits a lost city, battles pirates, dives down to a sunken ruin to search for treasure, all the while romancing the women he meets along the way.

The Comics Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: N.A

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The Comics

Before 1945

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Author: Brian Walker

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 336

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In their first five decades, the funnies became an essential part of American life. Comic strip characters - Mutt and Jeff, Barny Google, Little Orphan Annie, Popeye, Blondie, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, Li'l Abner - were everywhere. They starred in live-action and animated films, stage plays, and radio programs, and they helped market a wide range of products. Their phrases enriched the language; their adventures, which reflected societal changes, were retold in books and inspired hit songs. Cartoonist and historian Brian Walker's comprehensive survey - illustrated with rare original art - is the most authoritative history of American newspaper comics currently in print. It documents the fascinating origins of the comics and, decade by decade, the major trends in the funnies business. In-depth biographies of twenty-one of the most important creators of the era are featured, as well as samples of many other artists' work. The Comics Before 1945 joins the author's The Comics Since 1945 to form a classic survey of American popular culture by one of the greatest authorities in the field.

Something about the Author

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.