More Maniacal Monster Meltdowns
Continuing Drawn & Quarterly's John Stanley archival series, Melvin Monster, Volume 2 is about the oddball monster boy who just wants to be good, go to school, and do as he is told. A satirical and funny sendup of the 1960s monster craze,Melvin Monster is a classic kid's comic of the Silver Age. Stanley's reputation as a great storyteller and visual comedian is richly deserved, and few Golden-or Silver-Age comics stand the test of time the way these comics do. As with all volumes in the John Stanley Library (Nancy, Thirteen Going on Eighteen), covers and interiors are designed by the award-winning cartoonist Seth,who is the designer of the bestselling Peanuts archival collection.
About the Author
John Stanley was a journeyman comics scripter in the 1950s and 1960s.He is most famous for his scripts for most of the Little Lulu comics produced by Dell and is considered by many comics historians to be the most consistently funny and idiosyncratic writer to ever work in comics.He left comics bitterly sometime in the late 1960s, never to return.He died in 1993.