Brain Candy Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | September 23, 2015

    Bryan Doerries: IMG Using Greek Tragedies to Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable

    In ancient Athens, during the fifth century BC, military service was required of all citizens. To be a citizen meant being a soldier, and vice... Continue »
    1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Humor- Cartoon General

More copies of this ISBN

The Comics: The Complete Collection


The Comics: The Complete Collection Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Brian Walkerand#8217;s two comprehensive guides to American comics, The Comics Before 1945 and The Comics Since 1945, are combined here in one beautifully designed omnibus edition, The Comics: The Complete Collection. Cartoon authority Brian Walker has amassed over a century of stripsand#8212;more than 1,300 imagesand#8212;including rare examples provided by the artists themselves. Featured cartoonists include George Herriman (Krazy Kat), Walt Kelly (Pogo), Charles Schulz (Peanuts), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Scott Adams (Dilbert), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), and many more. Organized by decade, with biographical profiles and analysis of the different genres, The Comics is a graphically stunning, and terrifically priced survey of American newspaper comics.

Praise for The Comics:

"The strips . . . are beautifully reproduced and carefully annotated."

and#160;-The New York Times

"As a detailed and informed one-volume history of the newspaper comics, Walker's The Comics is the best book we have."

and#160;-PW Comics Weekand#160;

"[The Comics is] excellent at conjuring the feeling of feverish joy that comics can provide."and#160;

-The Washington Post

"This is a terrific collection both for novices in need of an overview and for aficionados looking for new discoveries."and#160;

-A.V. Cluband#160;

and#8220;a bountiful treasury of an underrated 20th-century art form at its best, one bound to amuse and enlightenand#8221;

and#8212;The Palm Beach Post

"This is a book to be savored, enjoyed a page at a time, perhaps the perfect coffee-table tome."and#160;

-The Plain Dealer

About the Author

Brian Walker has written and edited more than two dozen books and curated more than 70 cartoon exhibitions. Since 1984 he has been part of the creative team that produces the comic strips Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut.

Product Details

Walker, Brian
Abrams Comicarts
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
1,322 illustrations
12.50 x 9.25 in

Other books you might like

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Landscape Architecture
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Cartoons
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Featured Titles
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » Comics
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Oversized Books
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Anthologies
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Oversized Books

The Comics: The Complete Collection New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$40.00 In Stock
Product details 672 pages Abrams Comicarts - English 9780810995956 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at