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The Comics: Before 1945

Walker, Brian

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ISBN 10: 0810949709 / ISBN 13: 9780810949706
Published by U.S.A.: Harry N. Abrams, 2004
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Walker, Brian (1940-) 1ST EDITION. 337 pages. 575 illustrations including more than 100 plates in full color. Front and back laminated pictorial boards and end papers illustrated with comics. Dust jacket minimal shelf wear. Chapters broken down by decade and comics presented by comic artist: Bud Fisher, Richard Outcault, George McManus, Alex Raymond, Al Capp and so many more. 9 3/4 x 12 3/4. A must for historians or lovers of comic art. Bookseller Inventory # A0026

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Title: The Comics: Before 1945

Publisher: U.S.A.: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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A comprehensive survey of fifty years of comics explores how such characters as Buster Brown, Krazy Kat, and Li'l Abner reflected societal attitudes and changes in the first half of the twentieth century, providing in-depth biographies of twenty-one influential comic creators and featuring rare original artwork. 25,000 first printing.

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Brian Walker is a founder and former director of the Museum of Cartoon Art (now the International Museum of Cartoon Art), where he worked from 1974 to 1992.

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