Walt and Skeezix, Volume Three: 1925-1926

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In this third volume of the much-praised Walt and Skeezix reprint series, the domestic side of Gasoline Alley receives full play. An old flame comes to visit Walt, with an eye toward marriage. Meanwhile, Walt pines for Mrs. Blossom, the neighborhood widow. Out of these entanglements, a long engagement and wedding ensue.

The eighty-page introduction features many private photographs of the cartoonist Frank King and his family and delves into the marketing of Gasoline Alley in the...

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Overview

In this third volume of the much-praised Walt and Skeezix reprint series, the domestic side of Gasoline Alley receives full play. An old flame comes to visit Walt, with an eye toward marriage. Meanwhile, Walt pines for Mrs. Blossom, the neighborhood widow. Out of these entanglements, a long engagement and wedding ensue.

The eighty-page introduction features many private photographs of the cartoonist Frank King and his family and delves into the marketing of Gasoline Alley in the 1920s and 1930s, with many dolls and toys taken from the personal collection of Chris Ware, the series editor and award-winning cartoonist.

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"There is a lovely, often wrenching gravity to the strip. King knows how humans as well as cars work, especially toddlers. His unsentimental understanding of their moods and games, matched by Walt's sudden and unquestioned devotion to his adopted son, make this about as affecting a portrait of fatherhood as I've seen."

—The New York Times Book Review

"This Chris Ware-designed collection . . . caught even hardcore comics devotees flatfooted with its boundless wonders." —The Onion

Douglas Wolk
The loveliest rediscovery of the vintage-comic-strip renaissance is Frank King's "Gasoline Alley," in which characters aged in real time, growing and changing. The third volume of Walt and Skeezix, collecting King's daily strips from 1925 and '26, marks a gradual but enormous transformation in the series…
—The Washington Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897299098
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Publication date: 7/7/2007
  • Series: Walt and Skeezix Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.84 (w) x 7.21 (h) x 1.71 (d)

Meet the Author

FRANK KING was born in Wisconsin and died in 1969. He was recently featured in the critically acclaimed exhibit Masters of American Comic

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