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    Krazy and Ignatz: 1929-1930 - A Mice, a Brick, a Lovely Night (Krazy & Ignatz) (Paperback) By (author) George Herriman, Designed by Chris Ware

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    DescriptionThis volume is one in a long-term plan to chronologically reprint the entirety of the 28-year run of Krazy Kat's breathtaking Sunday page, most of which has not seen print since originally running in newspapers 75 years ago. Each volume is painstakingly edited by the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum's Bill Blackbeard, the world's foremost authority on early 20th Century American comic strips, and designed by Jimmy Corrigan author Chris Ware. In addition to the 104 full-page black-and-white Sunday strips from 1929 and 1930 (Herriman did not use color until 1935), the book includes an introduction by Blackbeard and reproductions of rare Herriman ephemera from Ware's own extensive collection, as well as annotations and other notes by Ware and Blackbeard. Of special note to collectors, this is the period when Herriman was again liberated from the "grid" constraints of the mid-'20s and was able to compose his pages far more creatively, resulting in richer, more complex, more eye-pleasing compositions. Krazy Kat is a love story, focusing on the relationships of its three main characters. Krazy Kat adored Ignatz Mouse. Ignatz Mouse just tolerated Krazy Kat, except for recurrent onsets of targeting tumescence, which found expression in the fast delivery of bricks to Krazy's cranium. Offisa Pup loved Krazy and sought to protect "her" (Herriman always maintained that Krazy was gender-less) by throwing Ignatz in jail. Each of the characters was ignorant of the others' true motivations, and this simple structure allowed Herriman to build entire worlds of meaning into the actions, building thematic depth and sweeping his readers up by the looping verbal rhythms of Krazy & Co.'s unique dialogue.


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    Title
    Krazy and Ignatz: 1929-1930 - A Mice, a Brick, a Lovely Night
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Herriman, Designed by Chris Ware
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 227 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781560975298
    ISBN 10: 1560975296
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    DC21: 741.5973
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    B&T General Subject: 460
    DC22: 741.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: PN6728
    Libri: I-GV
    BISAC V2.8: HUM001000
    B&T Approval Code: A03405000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 741.5/973
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 95
    BISAC V2.8: CGN000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN6728.K7 H38 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: XA
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    Fantagraphics
    Imprint name
    Fantagraphics
    Publication date
    01 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle
    Review quote
    "This is an undertaking that all fans of comics art should support on principle; more importantly, once you've delved into the strange world of these pages, it's a lot less like homework than it is a romp. Long may the bricks fly."