- Full Description
From its earliest appearance in the 1890s, the first comprehensive, authoritative reference work to document this fascinating history, listing over 7,000 different comic strip and cartoon features from American newspapers, including running dates, syndicate, creators and special notes. Previous books typically concentrated on the most popular strips and panels--this is all-inclusive with detailed information on previously overlooked artists and features. Apart from a short illustrated overview, this is primarily all text. However, the book includes a CD with samples of more than 2,000 cartoon features, including some that may be new to even the most ardent fan or collector.
The result of more than twenty years of meticulous research, American Newspaper Comics provides the most complete picture to date of the evolution of newspaper cartoon features and corrects misinformation that has circulated for years in other references.
American Newspaper Comics offers a wealth of information, including the start and end dates of features, their format, frequency, creators, and distribution companies. The book also includes handy cross-indexes and a guide to book-length compilations of newspaper cartoons and comics.
"Allan Holtz is one of the most knowledgeable researchers in newspaper comic strip and panel cartoon history alive today. His reference guide, an expertly researched and arrayed resource, is badly needed. I expect to use it on an almost daily basis." —R. C. Harvey, cartoonist, historian, and author of The Art of the Funnies
"There have been other books about the history of the comic strip, but nothing as accurate and exhaustive as this book. Some earlier references contain a good deal of misinformation, where authors have gathered bits of information from secondary sources and written about strips that do not exist. In terms of sheer knowledge and accuracy of information, few comic art historians are Allan Holtz's equal." —Rob Stolzer, comic arts collector and Professor of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Cover Illustration: Modified from All the Funny Folks, 1926.
Allan Holtz is a cartoon historian and collector whose popular blog, “Stripper's Guide,” has been running since 2005.
- Additional Information
Item Code AMERNH Publisher University of Michigan Press Publish Date 2012 Binding Hard Cover with CD Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 610pg Color Text/Partial Color