Clare Briggs was one of the titans of the comic strip in the early 20th century. In this 1926 volume, he explains how to build a career in comics, and how he found the humorous aspects of life that informed such classic strips as When a Feller Needs a Friend and The Days of Real Sport. With over fifty example cartoons, plus added advice from such key cartoonists as H. T. Webster (creator of The Timid Soul), F. Opper (Happy Hooligan), Frank King (Gasoline Alley), Winsor McCay (Little Nemo), and more, this book proved inspirational. Charles Schulz cited this book as leading him down to the road to Peanuts.
Out of print for many decades, this collectors’ item is now available again in this complete paperback edition.
- Paperback : 223 pages (note: 40-some of these are blank pages behind pages of art)
- ISBN-10 : 1949996425
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996425
- Dimensions : 7.25 x 0.56 x 10 inches
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Cartoonist H.T. Webster may be best known for his decades of chronicling the adventures of the “Timid Soul” Casper Milquetoast, but he repeatedly chronicled in cartoon form the foibles of players of card games, most notably bridge and poker. Here we have dozens of his bridge cartoons, matched with the humorous writings of William Johnston, author of History Up to Date and , who provides “unsolicited advice on how not to play bridge.”
Long out of print and hard to find, now it’s back again – for the first time in paperback!
- Paperback : 127 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949996123
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996128
- Item Weight : 7 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.32 x 9 inches
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Cartoonist H.T. Webster may be best known for his decades of chronicling the adventures of the “Timid Soul” Casper Milquetoast, but he repeatedly chronicled in cartoon form the foibles of players of card games, most notably poker and bridge. Here we have fifty of his poker cartoons, matched with some light writings on the game by pulp writer George F. Worts and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Algonquin Round Table member Marc Connelly, a guide to the rules by game expert R. F. Foster, and a foreword by noted Chicago chronicler George Ade.
- Paperback : 127 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949996298
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996296
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.32 x 8 inches
From the pages of The (Catholic) Advocate, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, come these cartoons giving a gently joyous look at the people of the church – the nuns, priests, and parishioners who give life to the institution and bring the institution into their lives. Most of the cartoons are drawn by National Cartoonist Society award-winner Frank Evers (Father, Dear Father!; Jeremiah the Friar.) This collection originally published in a small edition in 1955, Includes cartoons with spot color. (The series would continue in the paper until 1962.)
- Paperback : 83 pages
- ISBN-10 : 194999628X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996289
- Item Weight : 5.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.2 x 7.5 inches
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