The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics was edited by Bill Blackbeard and Martin Williams and published in 1977. Included are some of the most accomplished and critically notable comic strips from the "Yellow Kid" of 1896 to such admired contemporary works as "Peanuts, "B.C.", and "Doonesbury". These newspaper comic strips are an important part of our cultural history. They are also fun to read!
Chapter headings include:
Struwwelpeter, Pagliacci, and Puss in Boots
Mr. Caudle, Sherlock Holmes and the Artless Dodger
Old Cunning Stagers
Sunny Toonerille and the Darkling World
Popeye, the Skipper, and the Abysses of Space and Time
Shadow Shapes in Moving Rows
Cats, Dogs, Possums, Counts and Others
Little People, Wise Guys, and Witches
Along with dialogue and history for each section, full color and black and white reproductions of these classic and nostalgic funnies are wonderfully created.
This oversized book has its original dust jacket and is in very good+ condition. It is 336 pages in length and has tan cloth covers with a blue embossed title.
An amazing collection for the novice or beginner comic book collector and funnies history buff.
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