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KLIATTThe Krazy Kat comic strip ran in American newspapers from 1913-1944; this volume reprints the full-page Sunday comics from 1937--1938. Krazy Kat has three main characters--Krazy Kat; Ignatz Mouse; and Officer Bull Pup. Krazy Kat--whose gender is unknown--is in love with Ignatz Mouse, who pelts him (or her) in the head with bricks. Officer Bull Pup then locks Ignatz Mouse up in jail, and the cycle is complete. This is Krazy Kat's basic premise, and it works. There are a number of variations on this theme--in one comic, Krazy Kat hangs a portrait of Ignatz Mouse on the wall; the portrait clobbers Krazy Kat with a brick; whereupon Officer Bull Pulp paints bars on the portrait. This volume is suitable for all ages. George Herriman's artwork is fascinating to look at, a mishmash of bizarre, outlandish landscapes that would not look out of place in a Salvador Dali painting. Younger readers may have trouble figuring out what Krazy Kat is saying, since (s)he speaks in a dialect that is almost incomprehensible. The best way to decipher it is by phonetically sounding out the words. This comic strip has a huge following: cartoonists such as Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) credit Krazy Kat with influencing their work. Highly recommended for all collections, Krazy & Ignatz contains cartoon violence. This is a must-buy for libraries that collect historical comics. KLIATT Codes: JSA*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2006, Fantagraphics Books, 120p. illus., $19.95.. Ages 12 to adult.