Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman

Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman

by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, Georgia Riley de Havenon, Georgia Riley Havenon, Georgia Riley de Havenon
     
 
"[A] long-overdue, definitive opus on that fabulous feline of American surrealism."-Richard Merkin, Vanity Fair

Krazy Kat, created by George Herriman, made its debut in 1913. During its 31-year run, it was enormously popular with the public and with many writers, artists, and intellectuals of the time. Herriman's stories of the Kat and his

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"[A] long-overdue, definitive opus on that fabulous feline of American surrealism."-Richard Merkin, Vanity Fair

Krazy Kat, created by George Herriman, made its debut in 1913. During its 31-year run, it was enormously popular with the public and with many writers, artists, and intellectuals of the time. Herriman's stories of the Kat and his tormentor, Ignatz Mouse, were both playful and philosophical. This book is the most comprehensive survey of the innovative cartoon masterpiece and the first major biographical work on the artist himself. Illustrated with more than 150 of Herriman's comic strips as well as never-before-published drawings, archival photographs, and personal letters, this book is a testament to the brilliance of his work.

Author Bio: Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the comic strip Mutts and author of Abrams' Mutts: The Comic Art of Patrick McDonnell. He and his wife, Karen O'Connell, are scholars and collectors of early comic-strip art. Georgia Riley de Havenon works with the Graham Gallery in New York, where many of the original Krazy Kat drawings have been exhibited.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810991859
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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