- Full Description
Glorious! These pages are simply amazing. Did you know King was inspired by the fantasies of Little Nemo? Every time Walt or toddler Skeezix falls asleep, we get a fantasy sequence every bit as beautiful--and often as surreal--as McCay's! The regular strips are gems, too, from the ever-changing banner logo to the slapstick endings. This series will collect, in chronological order, all the Sunday pages of the celebrated newspaper strip! Discover the abundant wonder and dazzling beauty in the world--as seen through the eyes of creator Frank King and his beloved characters, Walt and Skeezix--in some of Gasoline Alley's most artistically imaginative art!
Reprinted in superb full color, this giant-sized volume collects every Gasoline Alley Sunday strip from 1923 through 1925. Here Skeezix is still a toddler, getting into trouble and learning about the world as only a bright, adventuresome, fearless kid might.
I thought I knew quite a bit about Gasoline Alley, and I've always really loved these vintage-era strips--what little I'd seen of them. But these first two collections are eye-openers even to me...here is a whole new world of comic strip fantasy--BEAUTIFUL comic strip fantasy. They are just too good to describe. I'm wandering around the office telling our folks here "you HAVE to take this home and read it." It is so amazing. If you are any kind of fan of classic comic art and Carl Barks/Winsor McCay style storytelling, take a look and you will agree! I think this is a book ANYONE could flip out over, even non-comics fans.--Bud.
The second-longest-running comic strip in the US--still published after almost 100 years!
- Additional Information
Item Code GA02H Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781616553760 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 12x16 # Pages 128pg Color Full Color