The Essential George Booth

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Mrs. Ritterhouse, Mr. Ferguson, The Man In The Tub - And, Of course, That Dog...

George Booth is an icon, a quintessential New Yorker cartoonist whose lovable band of cat ladies and crackpots has been delighting readers for over thirty years. Now he finally gets his artistic due in The Essential George Booth, an irresistible collection of over 100 drawings plus an appreciation and interview by noted cartoonist and art editor Lee Lorenz.

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Mrs. Ritterhouse, Mr. Ferguson, The Man In The Tub - And, Of course, That Dog...

George Booth is an icon, a quintessential New Yorker cartoonist whose lovable band of cat ladies and crackpots has been delighting readers for over thirty years. Now he finally gets his artistic due in The Essential George Booth, an irresistible collection of over 100 drawings plus an appreciation and interview by noted cartoonist and art editor Lee Lorenz.

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He has been accused of doing with drawings and captions what Mark Twain did with words, and for anyone who has ever had a deep and meaningful relationship with a cat or dog, he is the only cartoonist who truly hits the mark. The unmistakable characters that populate George Booth's cartoon universe — from the frazzled and abundant pets to the pontificating garage mechanics to the nutty old ladies and their erratic potted plants — feel like family by now. Some of them, like the man in the tub and the violin-playing Mrs. Ritterhouse, have been around for decades, and they are as familiar and unforgettable as the wackiest of your wacky relatives. This book offers a large selection of Booth's best cartoons, along with what amounts to a running conversation between Booth and Lorenz that includes commentary on the work (and interesting insights into this quintessentially eccentric artist) as well as a smattering of biographical information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761112518
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Series: The Essential Cartoonists Library
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. A prolific artist himself, he has contributed cartoons and covers to the magazine since 1958, and is the author of more than twenty books, including The Art of the New Yorker and You Know You're Grown Up When... and illustrator of Real Men Don't Eat Quiche and Real Men Don't Bond.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE

BEGINNINGS

Mother, Dad, and the Family

Summer Job

Lost Love

The Few, the Proud, the Marines

Big Town

Paying the Rent

At the New Yorker

REPERTORY COMPANY

Mrs. Ritterhouse

The Garage

The Stuff Cartoons Are Made of

Yard Work

Loners, Oddballs, and Misfits

Crimes of Youth

CANINES, FELINES, AND BEHEMOTHS

Upper Crust

Cavemen

"DEAR MR. BOOTH"

FARTHER AFIELD

Comic Strips

Illustrated Books for Children and Others

Greeting Cards

"Doing the Batch"

SHOPTALK

Captions

Ideas

Gagmen

Sight Gags

Techniques

Work Habits

Influences

Advice

A BOOTH BIBLIOGRAPHY

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