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The best work collected from the 1980s-2015. Highly Recommended. By David Tosh. I like this strange little mash-up collecting the fanzine-like Mumbo, which has delighted a very small group of comics fans for many years. Containing interviews, sketchbook pages, his short history of starting a comic store, his Dad's personal diary of combat in WWII Pacific, takes on classic comics from Nancy and Archie's Ginger, to Harvey kid comics, and comic strips from the likes of famous artists like R. Crumb, Denis Kitchen, Jay Lynch and Walt Kelly among others. Jumbo Mumbo collects David Tosh’s personal comics journal for the first time.

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I like this strange little mash-up collecting the fanzine-like Mumbo, which has delighted a very small group of comics fans for many years. Containing interviews, sketchbook pages, his short history of starting a comic store, his Dad's personal diary of combat in WWII Pacific, takes on classic comics from Nancy and Archie's Ginger, to Harvey kid comics, and comic strips from the likes of famous artists like R. Crumb, Denis Kitchen, Jay Lynch and Walt Kelly among others. Jumbo Mumbo collects David Tosh’s personal comics journal for the first time.

In addition, covering history, personal stories and commentary on comics of the past, Jumbo Mumbo presents work you won’t see anywhere else. As a Heritage Auctions employee, David has had access to rare collections and unique and interesting work previously unavailable. Jumbo Mumbo is a must-have for anyone with a love for the history of comics and a desire to learn more. For instance, he collects here a never-before-seen painting by William Ekgren, the surreal artist who did exactly three comic book covers in the early 1950s. This also has two great color photos of him working, doing street sketches.

He also interviews artist/writer Guy Colwell (Doll, Inner City Romance) about his 18 months in jail as a protester during the Vietnam War, and how that experience and the friendships he made would influence much of his subseqent work. Collwell considers himself much more of an artist than a comics creator and talks about his painted works.

"The Unseen Art of Warren Kremer" collects an amazing 12 pages of unpublished studies and artwork done during his stint at the pre-code Harvey comics. Wonderful, cool stuff.

Disney artist Bill Wright is featured in a cute little six-page strip, "Impy," never before collected. And the list just goes on and on. It's fun, I look forward to continuing my reading, it's all been fun so far and I've barely started the book.

Wrap-around cover by Denis Kitchen.

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Item Code JUMBM
Publisher Tinto Press
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781532305078
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 222pg
Color Partial Color
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