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Krazy and Ignatz, 1937-1938: Shifting Sands Dusts Its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty (Krazy and Ignatz)

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George Herriman integrated full spectacular color into Krazy Kat in June, 1935. The gorgeous evolution continues in the second color volume, which includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938. The color format opens the floodgates for a massive amount of spectacular rare color art from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files. Krazy Kat is a lo ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published June 17th 2006 by Fantagraphics
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Run don't wokk. Inny collexyun will do, but I heart the full-kuller Sondys.
There's this surreal love triangle where the kop is in love with the kat, but the kat is in love with the mouse and gets off on being physically abused by the mouse. The kop, rather than try to uphold the law, instead brands individuals as criminals and then seeks out criminal behavior in whatever they do, finding every action evidence against the mouse, and jailing him essentially on the basis that he belongs in jail no matter what he actually does. The mouse indulges the kat's crush on him and ...more
A delightful bit of whimsy! I can't help but gush and marvel at how wondrous this strip is. This particular collection collects the 1937 to 1938 run of Krazy Kat, a landmark comic-strip that also is a brilliant piece of pop-art. The art is amazing, the writing is top-notch--an challenging.

The strip is about a cat, a mouse, a cop, and a brick. I happened upon this strip decades ago as a child. My parents had a large coffee table book of old comic strips, Krazy Kat was one of my favorites. What at
I embarked on the Krazy & Ignatz journey as an academic endeavor, thinking I should read old comics if I'm ever to become an authority. To my surprise, I quite enjoyed the book, laughed out loud not a little, and am rather eager to get my hands on other volumes in this set of reprints. The gender confusion, nearly void landscape, and droll, strange humor make for an absorbing, almost transporting, experience. Bonus points for book design by Chris Ware.
Herriman was decades ahead of his time - he deconstructed and trancended the modern comic strip even while he was invinting the modern comic strip. Required reading for fans of comics as well as any lovers of verbal gymnastics.
Mike Jensen
Blithe fun with them Krazy Kritters and their eternal love/hate triangle. Shakespeare references galore.
That don't make no sense.
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George Herriman was born August 2nd, 1880. He was an African-American cartoonist whose comic strip Krazy Kat has been said by many to be America’s greatest cartoon.

Herriman was born in New Orleans, but his Creole family soon moved to California. As a teenager, he contributed drawings to local newspapers. In his early 20s, he moved to New York City and freelanced until newspaper mogul William Rand
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Other Books in the Series

Krazy and Ignatz (1 - 10 of 31 books)
  • Geo Herriman's Krazy Ignatz: The Komplete Kat Komics, 1916 (Krazy & Ignatz Volume 1)
  • Geo. Herriman's Krazy and Ignatz: The Limbo of Useless Unconsciousness (Krazy and Ignatz, Vol. 3)
  • Geo. Herriman's Krazy and Ignatz: Howling Among the Halls of Night (Krazy and Ignatz, Vol. 4)
  • Krazy and Ignatz 1920 Pilgrims on the Road to Nowhere: The Komplete Kat Komics
  • Geo. Herriman's Krazy and Ignatz: Sure As Moons Is Cheeses (Krazy and Ignatz, Vol 6, 1921)
  • Krazy and Ignatz, 1916-1918: Love in a Kestle or Love in a Hut
  • Krazy and Ignatz, 1919-1921: A Kind, Benevolent, and Amiable Brick
  • Krazy and Ignatz, 1922-1924: At Last My Drim of Love Has Come True
  • Krazy and Ignatz, 1927-1928: Love Letters in Ancient Brick
  • Krazy and Ignatz, 1935-1936: A Wild Warmth of Chromatic Gravy
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