Bringing Up Father: From Sea to Shining Sea, The Cross-Country Tour of 1939-40

Overview

Jiggs is a millionaire who yearns to hang out with his friends in the old blue-collar neighborhood. Wife Maggie is determined to drag Jiggs into the world of high society. When this mismatched couple treats their daughter and her new husband to a trip across North America, the resulting hijinx stretch From Sea to Shining Sea!
"From Sea to Shining Sea" is the most famous and beloved story in the long history of this classic strip. Creator George McManus's funny gags, outlandish ...
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Overview

Jiggs is a millionaire who yearns to hang out with his friends in the old blue-collar neighborhood. Wife Maggie is determined to drag Jiggs into the world of high society. When this mismatched couple treats their daughter and her new husband to a trip across North America, the resulting hijinx stretch From Sea to Shining Sea!
"From Sea to Shining Sea" is the most famous and beloved story in the long history of this classic strip. Creator George McManus's funny gags, outlandish costumes, eye-catching artwork, and lush, Art Deco designs are all on display in this deluxe, Library of American Comics edition, which features every daily and full-color Sunday from January 2, 1939 to July 7, 1940.
-The Library of American Comics is the world's #1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints... The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time." - Scoop
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Bringing Up Father, a comical chronicle of the nouveau riche, was one of the most popular newspaper strips of the 20th century's first half. When gregarious Irish American working man Jiggs made it big, his homely wife, Maggie, became a fashion-following social climber. Yet, despite her haranguing attempts to "improve" him, Jiggs is happiest sneaking off to Dinty Moore's tavern to play cards with his old working-class pals. NBM has reprinted the strip's initial 1913–14 episodes; here, IDW's Library of American Comics collects 19 months' of strips from 1939 to 1940, with Sunday pages in wonderful full color. Domestic comedy predominates in the book's first half, with the second seeing the pair touring America along with their beautiful daughter, Nora, and her new husband, clueless British aristocrat Lord Worthnotten (McManus's punning names are one of the strip's delights). VERDICT McManus and assistant Zeke Zekley fill the Sunday pages with Deco-inspired design and marvelously detailed landscapes, city scenes, and crowds (often of Jiggs's wide circle of friends). Starring a harried husband full of humor, this is both historically important and enjoyable; for all collections.—S.R.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600105081
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,221,979
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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