Sam's Strip

Sam's Strip

The Comic About Comics

Book - 2009
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A short-lived '60s comic strip starring the Yellow Kid, Jiggs and CharlieBrown!? Sam's Strip broke fourth wall to a new level, playing withthe basic elements of the cartoon form, experimenting with different art stylesand featuring famous characters from other strips. Sam and his cartoonistassistant owned and operated the comic strip they inhabited. Krazy Kat, Dagwood,Charlie Brown and many other characters made walk-on appearances. Sam and hisassistant discussed the inner workings and hidden secrets of life within thepanel borders. This collection features the cult-classic's complete 20-monthrun, almost 510 daily strips. Mort Walker and Jerry Dumas provide first-handaccounts of the creation of the strip and other rare, behind-the-scenesmaterial, including unpublished sketches, original artwork, photographs andsales brochures.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2009.
ISBN: 9781560979722
Branch Call Number: [GN] 741.5973/WALKER
Characteristics: xiv, 191 p. : ill. ; 21X24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dumas, Jerry


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