Krazy and Ignatz: 1929-1930 - A Mice, a Brick, a Lovely Night

Krazy and Ignatz: 1929-1930 - A Mice, a Brick, a Lovely Night

Paperback Krazy & Ignatz

By (author) George Herriman, Designed by Chris Ware

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  • Publisher: Fantagraphics
  • Format: Paperback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 302mm x 10mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Seattle
  • ISBN 10: 1560975296
  • ISBN 13: 9781560975298
  • Illustrations note: Ill.
  • Sales rank: 269,291

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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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"In truth, nothing less needs to be propped up on the Ivory stilts of 'fine art' than Krazy Kat. On a daily basis, in a medium designed to provide simple diversion, Herriman went about his business unpretentiously, seemingly effortlessly, leaving an American masterpiece in his wake."