Walt Before Skeezix (Walt and Skeezix) (Hardcover)

Walt Before Skeezix (Walt and Skeezix) (Hardcover)Books
EAN: 9781770461413, Title: Walt Before Skeezix (Walt and Skeezix) (Hardcover)

The prelude to the Walt and Skeezix series offers a portrait of a country in transition Walt Before Skeezix collects the first years of Frank King's beloved comic strip Gasoline Alley--one of the most widely read and syndicated strips of its time, which is still syndicated today. These comics, produced between 1919 and 1920, focus primarily on Walt Wallet and his friends as they engage with the then-novel automobile sensation that was sweeping the nation. This period of the newspaper strip is especially fascinating as a historical time capsule, charting a moment in America's past when horses and buggies shared the road with cars, and when the country was making the transition from rural farmers to urban, industrialized society. King was a pioneering American cartoonist who changed comics forever by setting his strip in contemporary America and having his characters age. These lavish volumes pay tribute to the evolution of his style and storytelling. Designed and edited by the world-renowned cartoonist Chris Ware (Building Stories), Walt Before Skeezix includes a wide-ranging introductory essay from the noted comics historian Jeet Heer, the coeditor of Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium, and an essay by Tim Samuelson, the cultural historian for the city of Chicago, about how Chicago's history is reflected in King's newspaper strip. Show more Show less

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