Synopses & Reviews
The second five years of the world's most riotous comic strip, in time for its TV debut!
Tony Millionaire's Maakies is one of the best and most popular weekly comic strips in America, running in over a dozen of the largest U.S. weekly newspapers including the Village Voice, L.A Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger. The strip is currently in production as an animated series for the Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim, to be titled The Drinky Crow Show and debuting in late 2008. Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury collects the second five years of Millionaire's popular strip (the first five were collected in 2005's Premillennial Maakies).
Maakies features the comical adventures of a drunken crow on the high seas, blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtaking line that harkens back to the glory days of the American comic strip. Designed by publishing's foremost graphic designer, Chip Kidd, Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury is a gorgeously produced hardcover collection that complements the strip's elegant and classical style.
Maakies suggests a contemporary collaboration between E.C. Segar, creator of Popeye, and seafaring novelist Patrick O'Brian (Master and Commander). Millionaire has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards and Maakies has appeared as a series of animated segments on NBC's Saturday Night Live. He is also the creator of the popular Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts books.
"Generally more depraved than most, excellently illustrated, and just plain f---ed up...This book is probably slightly too sophisticated and intricate to be enjoyed in a drunken stupor, but seeing Crow blow his own brains out and Gabby being decapitated by a doppelganger will surely help take the edge off any hangover." Ricky Vigil
"In his surrealist impulse and draftsman's brio, Millionaire is the closest thing we have to George Herriman of ." Salt Lake Underground
"[T]his really does represent an overflowing bounty of absolutely primo Millionaire and stands as an invaluable, one-stop companion to Pre-Millennial for devotees. Newcomers, however, should understand that their sense of humor will be expanded, pulled... actually, think of a medieval rack where subjects were strapped in and stretched to shocking, heretofore inconceivable lengths." The New York Times Book Review
Tony Millionaire's is one of the best and most popular weekly comic strips in America, running in over a dozen of the largest U.S. weekly newspapers including the , and Seattle's . The strip has also been adapted into the hit animated series on the Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim. Designed by publishing's foremost graphic designer, Chip Kidd, collects the second five years of the strip (previously reprinted in the volumes , and ) in a beautiful, deluxe, landscape hardcover format that complements the strip's elegant and classical style. features the comical high-seas adventures of a booze-soaked corvid (Drinky Crow) and his equally-soused simian pal (Uncle Gabby), blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtaking line that hearkens back to the glory days of the American comic strip. The twosome also sometimes makes room for their stuffed-toy alter egos, a clockwork alligator, various other land-, air-, and sea-borne fauna, the Author and his Editor, the heavens, architecture, and occasional guest strips (by Kaz, Renee French, Eric Reynolds and others) and fumetti. suggests a contemporary collaboration between E.C. Segar, creator of Popeye, and seafaring novelist Patrick O'Brian (). Millionaire has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards and is also the creator of the popular and books. is nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Best Humor Publication).
2010 Eisner Award nominee; 2006 Harvey Award Winner; 2007 Harvey Award Nominee for Best Syndicated Strip or Panel: a sumptuously designed hardcover collecting the second five years of the world's most riotous comic strip, featuring the high-seas hi-jinx of the booze-soaked corvid and simian stars of TV's .
About the Author
Tony Millionaire lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife, the actress Becky Thyre, and their two daughters. He creates the award-winning weekly syndicated comic strip Maakies. His books include Billy Hazelnuts, Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird, Der Struwwelmaakies, Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury, Maakies with the Wrinkled Knees, Mighty Mite the Ear Mite, Premillennial Maakies, Little Maakies on the Prairie, The House at Maakies Corner, When We Were Very Maakies, 500 Portraits, and the Sock Monkey series of comics and storybooks.