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November 12, 2020 at 11:25 pm #6928
Krazy and Ignatz, 1931-1932
A Kat Alilt With Song
(Krazy and Ignatz)
by George Herriman, Bill Blackbeard, Derya Ataker
- ISBN: 9781560975946 (1560975946)
- Genres: comics, art, humor
- Language: english
- Characters: Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse
- Release date: May 17, 2004
- Series: Krazy and Ignatz
- Publisher: Fantagraphics
- Author: George Herriman, Bill Blackbeard, Derya Ataker
- Format: paperback, 120 pages
About The Book
Fantagraphics’s latest volume collecting one of America’s true national treasures, Krazy Kat.
In 2002, Fantagraphics embarked on a publishing plan to reintroduce the greatest strip of the first-half of the 20th Century (the Peanuts of its era) to a public that has largely never seen it: this volume is the fourth in a long-term plan to chronologically reprint strips from the prime of Herriman’s career, most of which have not seen print since originally running in newspapers 75 years ago. Each volume is 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, who may well go down as the best cartoonist of the 21st Century.
Krazy & Ignatz 1931-1932 is a hot-baked brickbat of a volume, a dance with nearly two full years of the Sunday Krazy Kat (Herriman did not use color until 1935), snug between multiple pages of Herriman extras, including an extensive essay by series editor Bill Blackbeard on pre-Kat Herriman work (with reproductions from rare “Baron Mooch” and “Gooseberry Sprig” strips, and a rarely-seen 1923 full-page drawing of the Kat done for Circulation magazine), and, best of all, a 30-page sequence of over two straight months’ worth of 1931 dailies! Plus a new “Debaffler” page decoding Krazy arcana, and a stunning layout front and back and throughout by the inimitable Chris Ware!
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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