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Screwball Cartoonists Who Made Funnies Funny HC

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By:   Paul C. Tumey, George Herriman, Milt Gross
Type:   Graphic Novels : Hardcover
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Publisher:   IDW Publishing
Pub. Date:   September 19, 2018
Availability:   Pre-Order
ISBN:   1684051878
UPC:   978168405187855999

The story of screwball comics, with new research and rare art from some of the most hilarious cartoonists of all time. Before 'screwball' became a movie genre, it was a staple of other forms of American culture, including newspaper comic strips. Emerging from the pressures of a rapidly accelerating technological and information-drenched society, screwball comics offered a healthy dose of laughter and perspective. Comics scholar Paul C. Tumey traces the development of screwball as a genre in magazine cartoons and newspaper comics, presenting the lives and work of around two dozen cartoonists, with an art-stuffed chapter on each. Screwball! offers a wealth of previously un-reprinted comics, unleashing fresh views of some of America's greatest and most-loved cartoonists, including George Herriman (Krazy Kat), E.C. Segar (creator of Popeye), Winsor McCay (Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend), Rube Goldberg (The Inventions of Professor Lucifer G. Butts, A.K.) and Bill Holman (Smokey Stover). In addition, readers will be delighted to discover previously 'lost' screwball masters including Gene Ahern (The Squirrel Cage), Gus Mager (Sherlocko the Monk), Milt Gross (Count Screwloose), George Swanson ($alesman $am) and many others.