Backstage at the Strips

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"I think comic strips are an important element in our society. Besides just being a source of entertainment, they comment on our lives, they contain philosophy and political comment and often help children learn to read. They are a wonderful way to study history."—Mort Walker

Backstage at the Strips is a compilation of Walker's obvious passion for this truly American art form and the business that runs it. He invites us in to show us the process and the history behind it. We also get to meet the funny people ...
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Overview

"I think comic strips are an important element in our society. Besides just being a source of entertainment, they comment on our lives, they contain philosophy and political comment and often help children learn to read. They are a wonderful way to study history."—Mort Walker

Backstage at the Strips is a compilation of Walker's obvious passion for this truly American art form and the business that runs it. He invites us in to show us the process and the history behind it. We also get to meet the funny people that draw the comics we dearly love to read, the fans that make them so popular and man that gives us this delightful glimpse.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595089017
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/21/2000
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Business of the Comics Is a Funny Business 1
2. 50-50 or Fight 35
3. The Characters Behind the Characters 67
4. "Somebody Out There..." 125
5. Who Asked You? 151
6. The More We Get Together... 243
And Then I Wrote... 271
Acknowledgments 305
Index 307
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