Yoe, Craig, ed. Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman: A celebration. New York: Abrams, 2011.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-8109-9594-8
BibTeX citation key: Yoe2011
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Keywords: "Krazy Kat", Collection of essays, Comic strip, Herriman. George, Illustrated text, USA
Publisher: Abrams (New York)
Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman is a tribute to one of the most influential and innovative comic strips and creators of all time. This unique collection of rare art, essays, memorabilia, and biography highlights the career of the first genius of comics, George Herriman, and his iconic creations, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse.
During its 31-year run, Krazy Kat was enormously popular with the public, as well as influential writers, artists, and intellectuals of the time. This book includes original essays by Jay Cantor, Douglas Wolk, Harry Katz, Richard Thompson, Dee Cox (Herriman’s granddaughter), Craig McCracken, Bill Watterson, and authorized reprints of two seminal essays on Herriman by Gilbert Seldes and E. E. Cummings, alongside newly discovered vintage essays by TAD, Summerfield Baldwin, and Toots Herriman. With Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman, Craig Yoe reveals this influential artist and writer for a whole new generation.
Table of Contents
Bill Watterson: An appreciation: a few thoughts on Krazy Kat
Craig McCracken: Preface: a strip load of bricks
Craig Yoe: A life in panels
Harry L. Katz: Warped with fancy, woofed with dream
Oh, what a gift!
Gilbert Seldes: The Krazy Kat that walks by himself
Original thoughts daily
E. E. Cummings: Krazy Kat
A month of Sundays, years, even!
Craig McCracken: It’s Krazy, I tell you. KRAZY!
Richard Thompson: KKKKRRRAaaaAZZZEEEEEE!
The fine art of cartooning
Summerfield Baldwin: A genius of the comic page
Jay Cantor: Reply to an inquiry by Ignatz Mouse
Greetings from Coconino County
Douglas Wolk: The gift
Special specialty drawings
Ted Dorgan: This is about Garge Herriman
Toyland, toyland, Krazy Kat and Ignatz-land
William Paul Langreich: Toots Herriman tells the world about Krazy Kat
Dee Cox: Remembering my grandfather, George Herriman
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