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A rip-roaring and exhaustively researched new take on the origin of the comic strip by a contemporary cartoon storyteller, Eddie Campbell. 500 period cartoons illustrate how comics were developed by such luminaries as Jimmy Swinnerton, Rube Goldberg, "Tad" Dorgan, and George Herriman in sports and lurid-crime pages of the daily newspapers. This wild bunch of West Coast-based cartoonists established the dynamic anatomy and bold, tough style that continue to influence comics today. They also invented their own goofy slang that enriched the popular lexicon.
The Goat Getters also captures early twentieth century-history through the lens of the newspaper comics: the landmark 1910 boxing match in Reno, Nevada between Jim Jeffries, the "Great White Hope," and Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion; the nationwide race riots that followed; the San Francisco graft trials that culminated in the shooting of the Federal Prosecutor; and the trial of Harry Thaw for the murder of architect Stanford White, a crime of passion that centered on Thaw's wife, show-girl Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw--all were venerated or vilified by Nell Brinkley, Robert Edgren, Igoe, Ewer, Bud Fisher, Kate Carew, Bill DeBeck and their fellow directors of the ink and newsprint stage.
A massive volume, the very first to cover the early cartooning in this detail.
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Item Code GOAGEH Publisher IDW Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781684051380 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 11x9 # Pages 320pg Color Full Color
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