George Herriman


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in New Orleans, The United States
August 02, 1880

Died
April 25, 1944

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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 Randolph Hearst hired him for the New York Evening Journal. During the first decade of the 20th century, Herriman’s first success was called The Family Upstairs. Krazy Kat gained independence on October 28, 1913 as a cartoon character of his own, and ran until George Herriman died in 1944.

Krazy Kat never achieved wide popularity among newspaper reader
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Average rating: 4.45 · 3,729 ratings · 265 reviews · 125 distinct worksSimilar authors
Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of...

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Krazy and Ignatz, 1925-1926...

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Krazy and Ignatz, 1927-1928...

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4.50 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 2002
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Krazy and Ignatz, 1929-1930...

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4.55 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2003
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Krazy and Ignatz, 1931-1932...

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4.63 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2004
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Krazy and Ignatz, 1935-1936...

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4.57 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2005
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Krazy and Ignatz, 1933-1934...

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4.60 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2004
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Krazy and Ignatz, 1937-1938...

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Krazy and Ignatz, 1916-1918...

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Krazy and Ignatz, 1939-1940...

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4.58 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Krazy Kat volume 1 - 1925-1929 Krazy Kat volume 2 - 1930-1934 Krazy Kat volume 3 - 1935-1939 Krazy Kat volume 4 - 1940-1944
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“Knature is kwite kweer.”
George Herriman

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