Accidental Ambassador Gordo: The Comic Strip Art of Gus Arriola

Accidental Ambassador Gordo: The Comic Strip Art of Gus Arriola

by Robert C. Harvey, Gus Arriola

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ISBN-13: 9781578061617
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 09/01/2000
Series: Studies in Popular Culture Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Harvey, a comics historian and critic, is a cartoonist who writes for The Comics Journal, Comics Buyers' Guide, and Cartoonist PROfiles. Among his books are The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History (1994) and The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History (1996). Both are published by the University Press of Mississippi.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Chapter 1A Dream and a Poem and the Soul of Gordo1
Chapter 2Horned Toads and Opera, Orange Juice and Art9
Chapter 3Anthropomorphic Antics and Backlot Romance21
Chapter 4Bandit to Bean Farmer30
Chapter 5Gus and Gordo Go to War44
Chapter 6Recipe for a Deluge58
Chapter 7Great Style Shift83
Chapter 8Doc's Lab121
Chapter 9Cultural Ambassador147
Chapter 10Routines and Rachel169
Color Plates: Sundays in Color225
Chapter 11Hammocks in the Sun233
Sources and Notes245

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