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Bonus: exclusive limited edition 16-page pamphlet of bonus material, signed by Paul Tumey. Highly Recommended. By Paul Tumey. Art by George Herriman et al. Before “screwball” became a movie genre, it was a staple of other forms of American culture, including newspaper comic strips. Screwball comics offered a healthy dose of laughter and perspective. Comics scholar Paul C. Tumey traces the development of screwball as a genre in magazine cartoons and newspaper comics, presenting the lives and work of fifteen cartoonists, with an art-stuffed chapter on each, such as Segar, Goldberg, Holman, Gross, Mager, Swanson and others. IDW, 2018.

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Before “screwball” became a movie genre, it was a staple of other forms of American culture, including newspaper comic strips. Screwball comics offered a healthy dose of laughter and perspective. Comics scholar Paul C. Tumey traces the development of screwball as a genre in magazine cartoons and newspaper comics, presenting the lives and work of fifteen cartoonists, with an art-stuffed chapter on each, such as Segar, Goldberg, Holman, Gross, Mager, Swanson and others.

Screwball! offers a wealth of previously un-reprinted comics, unleashing fresh views of some of America’s greatest and most-loved cartoonists, including George Herriman (Krazy Kat), E.C. Segar (creator of Popeye), Winsor McCay (Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend), Rube Goldberg (The Inventions of Professor Lucifer G. Butts, A.K.) and Bill Holman (Smokey Stover). In addition, readers will be delighted to discover previously “lost” screwball masters including Gene Ahern (The Squirrel Cage), Gus Mager (Sherlocko the Monk), Milt Gross (Count Screwloose), George Swanson ($alesman $am) and many others.

Tumey is a hands-down expert on the subject. He hosts a website devoted to The Lost Comics of Jack Cole as well as blogs on both Jack Cole and Screwball comics in general.

Note: Paul Tumey is a customer of ours and also a long time friend. He wanted to do something extra special to accompany copies of his book that we would be offering. So all on his own, he assembed a whole bunch of cool cartoons and illustrations that didn’t make it into the book, including work by Opper, Zim, Bradford, Dwig, Gus Mager, George Herriman, Rube Goldberg, Segar, Milt Gross and others. This cool 16-page booklet comes as a free bonus, signed by Paul.

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