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Book Title: Krazy Kat: A Celebration of Sundays|
Date of issue: June 25th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780976888581
The author of the book: George Herriman
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 464 KB
Edition: Sunday Press (CA)
Read full description of the books Krazy Kat: A Celebration of Sundays:In 2005, years ago, Sunday Press created a new standard for comic strip reprints with it's publication of "Little Nemo in Slumberland, So Many Splendid Sundays." Now it's been hundred years since Ignatz Mouse first tossed a brick at Krazy Kat, and to commemorate the occasion, Sunday Press Books presents Sunday comics from the genius of George Herriman; over 150 of the best Sunday pages reprinted for the first time in their original size and colors. This hand-bound volume features his greatest Krazy Kat Sunday comics, from the first B&W (1916) to the last color Sunday (1944). Also included is a sample of all of Herriman's creations for the Sunday comics from 1901 -1906, most of which have never been reprinted before, with contributions by Michael Tisserand and Art Spiegelman. As co-editor Patrick McDonnell states in the introduction; "All great art is timeless. It's made with presence and stays in the present. George Herriman's Krazy Kat doesn't age it just is."
Read information about the authorGeorge Herriman was born August 2nd, 1880. He was an African-American cartoonist whose comic strip Krazy Kat has been said by many to be America’s greatest cartoon.
Herriman was born in New Orleans, but his Creole family soon moved to California. As a teenager, he contributed drawings to local newspapers. In his early 20s, he moved to New York City and freelanced until newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst hired him for the New York Evening Journal. During the first decade of the 20th century, Herriman’s first success was called The Family Upstairs. Krazy Kat gained independence on October 28, 1913 as a cartoon character of his own, and ran until George Herriman died in 1944.
Krazy Kat never achieved wide popularity among newspaper readers, though it attracted a highbrow following. Fans included Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frank Capra, H. L. Mencken, and Ernest Hemingway. Krazy Kat's lengthy tenure owed much to Hearst's personal love of the strip. Acceptance by the cultural mainstream grew after Herriman's death, as Krazy Kat appeared in an animated series by Paramount Studios and even in a novel.
Throughout the 20th century, cartoonists have considered Krazy Kat the founding father (or mother) of sophisticated comic strips.
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