Great Cartoonists and Their Art


The works of more than 50 illustrators and cartoonists, many friends of Wood, are represented in this personal memoir.

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The works of more than 50 illustrators and cartoonists, many friends of Wood, are represented in this personal memoir.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
For comic strip and editorial cartoon fans enamored of nostalgia, this leisurely survey has its rewards. Newspaper cartoonists such as George McManus (Bringing Up Father, Rosie's Beau, Al Capp (Li'l Abner, Charles Payne (S'Matter, Pop and Milton Caniff (Steve Canyon are among Wood's heroes. He also devotes chapters to political cartoonists like ``Moco'' (Richard Yardley) and Cy Hungerford. Wood, a veteran cartoonist whose credits include Time and Newsweek, personally knew nearly every practitioner he writes about here. The self-indulgent autobiographical chapters describing his struggles to become a cartoonist hold less interest than his commentaries on other artists and his practical advice to aspiring cartoonists. Wood has observed nine presidents close-up, from Roosevelt to Reagan, and he offers cameos of them from a cartoonist's perspective. More than 125 comic strips and drawings enliven the narrative. (June 15)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565547964
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,189,281
  • Product dimensions: 8.28 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Beginning at the age of twelve, Art Wood set out to collect original cartoons from his favorite cartoonists. An enthusiastic young artist, he frequented the office of the Associated Press, the various newspapers in Washington, D.C., and other haunts of his pen-and-ink heroes, begging signed cartoon originals of their work. He amassed one of the largest collections of cartoon art in the world.
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