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Thornsby by Fred McLaren: The Complete Comic Collection

Thornsby by Fred McLaren: The Complete Comic Collection

by Tom McLaren, Mary McLaren, TBD
Thornsby by Fred McLaren: The Complete Comic Collection

Thornsby by Fred McLaren: The Complete Comic Collection

by Tom McLaren, Mary McLaren, TBD

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Overview

Relive the trippy and turbulent 1970s with "Thornsby"! From creator, writer and artist Fred McLaren, "Thornsby" was a topical and humorous single-panel cartoon published in newspapers nationwide during this splashy decade. The hero was a family man who longed for the nostalgic days of his 1940s youth. With his unique and quirky sense of humor, he struggled with the reality of being a middle-aged man in the 1970s. Americans faced a decade of jarring political and socioeconomic changes, including inflation, pollution, shortages, recalls, protests, women's liberation, and so much more. Thornsby, his devoted wife Blanch, and free spirit son Tune-In (with his flower child girlfriend Vibes) had to find a way to muddle through this strange new world. For the first time ever, the complete syndicated run of 768 "Thornsby" cartoons is presented in this book as a tribute to its talented creator across over 450 pages of memories. Never-before-seen promotional and publicity materials are included, as well as other photographs, bonuses, and surprises. The very personal introduction and numerous cartoon anecdotes are written by Fred's son Tom McLaren. "Thornsby" is a witty and entertaining look back at the 1970s for comic strip historians, retro collectors, and fans of good humor.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735621517
Publisher: Next Chapter Entertainment LLC
Publication date: 10/14/2020
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

An accomplished actor and published author, Tom McLaren started his adult life as a corporate finance executive at Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox. In 2012 he made a mid-life career change and began acting in film, television, and commercials. Major credits include "Lost in Space" (Netflix TV series) & the feature films "Expelled" (Awesomeness), "Exorcism of Molly Hartley" (Fox) and "Santa's Little Helper" (Fox/WWE). He co-authored "Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive," published by Insight Editions in both hardcover and softcover books. Currently, Tom is Co-Head of Next Chapter Entertainment's Production and Publishing divisions. He holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University. For further information see tom-mclaren.com. Follow on social media: Facebook.com/tommclarenpage and Instagram and Twitter @tommclaren1

A career long Studio executive in Hollywood, Mary McLaren served as Chief Operating Officer, International Theatrical and Worldwide Home Entertainment, at Twentieth Century Fox for more than a decade. Currently, she is the CEO of Next Chapter Entertainment LLC, overseeing the Production, Publishing and Talent Mgmt. divisions. Recognized in the top half of "The Hollywood Reporter"' Power 100 Women in Entertainment list for multiple years, Mary is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Television Academy, as well as a mentor for rising talent across the major Studios' production & distribution divisions and for the Academy Gold program. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University. For further information see nextchapterent.com. Follow on social media at: Facebook.com/nextchapterentertainment and Instagram @nextchapterentertainment and Twitter @nextchaptent

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