Cartoon Monarch: Otto Soglow & the Little King
A Big Book for a Little King! A long-overdue examination of the unique pantomime cartoons of Otto Soglow, who entertained millions for more than fifty years and whose influence remains current in the works of Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Ivan Brunetti, and others, this compendium features hundreds of pages of Soglow''s most famous creation, The Little King - plus copious exa...more
Hardcover, 428 pages
Published 2012 by IDW Publishing
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One of those books that you buy because you figure if the guy was publishing cartoons for decades he must have been good. And since his work was pretty much out of print by the time you started getting into the graphic arts, you order it sight unseen when it's solicited in Previews at your local comic shop. Unfortunately, this book didn't really satisfy the way a Charles Addams or a Charles Shultz book does. I donated mine to a local library with the hopes that someone will either get something...more
so damn good. the ambassador strip in front is even funnier. around ten or eleven panels. by the sixth or seventh, you're like, 'okay, what's he gonna do?!' all excited. by the last, you're (usually) crying laughing. thank you for making this book available. i loved every page.