Krazy and Ignatz, 1937-1938: "Shifting Sands Dusts its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty" (Krazy Kat)

Overview

Fantasgraphics's second color volume includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938, plus more rare color art and never-before-seen Herriman memorabilia from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files.
George Herriman integrated full spectacular color into Krazy Kat in June, 1935. The gorgeous evolution continues in the second color volume, which includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938. The color format opens the floodgates for a massive ...
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Overview

Fantasgraphics's second color volume includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938, plus more rare color art and never-before-seen Herriman memorabilia from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files.
George Herriman integrated full spectacular color into Krazy Kat in June, 1935. The gorgeous evolution continues in the second color volume, which includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938. The color format opens the floodgates for a massive amount of spectacular rare color art from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files. Krazy Kat is a love story, focusing on the relationships of its three main characters. Each of the characters was ignorant of the others' true motivations, and this simple structure allowed Herriman to build entire worlds of meaning into the actions, building thematic depth and sweeping his readers up by the looping verbal rhythms of Krazy & Co.'s unique dialogue.
Most of these strips in this volume have not seen print since originally running in Hearst newspapers over 70 years ago. With a full 104 Sunday pages this time around, this particular book is jam packed with little room for extras, but we did squeeze in a half-dozen or so pages' worth of never-before-seen Herriman memorabilia (all in color), including a spectacular full-color New Year's card illustration done for a friend.
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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
The 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.
—George Galuschak
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560977346
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publication date: 6/19/2006
  • Series: Krazy and Ignatz Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,137,758
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

George Herriman (1880-1944), the creator of Krazy Kat, was born in New Orleans and lived most of his life in Los Angeles, California. He is considered by many to be the greatest strip cartoonist of all time.

Bill Blackbeard, the founder-director of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum, is the world's foremost authority on early 20th Century American comic strips. As a freelance writer, Blackbeard wrote, edited or contributed to more than 200 books on cartoons and comic strips, including The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics, 100 Years of Comic Strips, and the Krazy & Ignatz series.

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