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Walt and Skeezix Book 3: 1925 & 1926

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Publisher Comments:

In this third volume of the much-praised Walt and Skeezix reprint series, the domestic side of Gasoline Alley receives full play. An old flame comes to visit Walt, with an eye toward marriage. Meanwhile, Walt pines for Mrs. Blossom, the neighborhood widow. Out of these entanglements, a long engagement and wedding ensue.

The eighty-page introduction features many private photographs of the cartoonist Frank King and his family and delves into the marketing of Gasoline Alley in the 1920s and 1930s, with many dolls and toys taken from the personal collection of Chris Ware, the series editor and award-winning cartoonist.

Review:

"The loveliest rediscovery of the vintage-comic-strip renaissance is Frank King's 'Gasoline Alley,' in which characters aged in real time, growing and changing. The third volume of 'Walt and Skeezix,' collecting King's daily strips from 1925 and '26, marks a gradual but enormous transformation in the series: Chubby, cheerful bachelor Walt Wallet falls in love, heads toward marriage and slowly learns... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

In this third volume of the much-praised Walt and Skeezix reprint series, the domestic side of Gasoline Alley receives full play. An old flame comes to visit Walt, with an eye toward marriage. Meanwhile, Walt pines for Mrs. Blossom, the neighborhood widow. Out of these entanglements, a long engagement and wedding ensue.

The eighty-page introduction features many private photographs of the cartoonist Frank King and his family and delves into the marketing of Gasoline Alley in the 1920s and 1930s, with many dolls and toys taken from the personal collection of Chris Ware, the series editor and award-winning cartoonist.

About the Author

Frank King was born in Wisconsin and died in 1969. He was recently featured in the critically acclaimed exhibit Masters of American Comics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781897299098
Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Introduction by:
Heer, Jeet
Introduction:
Heer, Jeet
Editor:
Ware, Chris
Author:
Heer, Jeet
Author:
Ware, Chris
Author:
King, Frank
Author:
King, Frank O.
Subject:
CGN002000
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-White with an 80-page Color In
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.00 x 9.50 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » Comics
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Toon Classics

Walt and Skeezix Book 3: 1925 & 1926
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Product details 400 pages Drawn & Quarterly - English 9781897299098 Reviews:
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In this third volume of the much-praised Walt and Skeezix reprint series, the domestic side of Gasoline Alley receives full play. An old flame comes to visit Walt, with an eye toward marriage. Meanwhile, Walt pines for Mrs. Blossom, the neighborhood widow. Out of these entanglements, a long engagement and wedding ensue.

The eighty-page introduction features many private photographs of the cartoonist Frank King and his family and delves into the marketing of Gasoline Alley in the 1920s and 1930s, with many dolls and toys taken from the personal collection of Chris Ware, the series editor and award-winning cartoonist.

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