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Walker, Brian 1952-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 5,629 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Caricatures and cartoons  Humor  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PN6725, 741.56973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Brian Walker
 
Most widely held works by Brian Walker
Masters of American comics by Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20th-century America. This fascinating book focuses on fifteen pioneering cartoonists, ranging from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware, who brought this genre to the highest level of artistic expression and who had the greatest impact on the development of the form. Organised chronologically, Masters of 20th-Century American Comics explores the rise of newspaper comic strips and comic books and considers their artistic development throughout the century. Featuring a wide selection of original drawings as well as progressive proofs, vintage printed Sunday pages and comic books themselves, the authors also look at how the art of comics was transformed by artistic innovation as well as by changes in popular taste, economics and printing conventions. First appearing in newspaper Sunday supplements, the comic strip became immediately successful and created the largest audience of any medium of its time. subsequently established the mass popularity of superheroes in the 1940s and 1950s before it matured as a vehicle for independent personal expression in the underground comic books and graphic novels of the 1960s. Artists featured in Masters of 20th-Century American Comics: Winsor McCay 'Little Nemo', Lyonel Feininger 'Kin-der-Kids' and 'Wee Willie Winkie', George Herriman 'Krazy Kat', E. C. Segar 'Thimble Theatre starring Popeye', Frank King 'Gasoline Alley', Chester Gould 'Dick Tracy', Milton Caniff 'Terry and the Pirates', Charles Schulz 'Peanuts', Will Eisner 'The Spirit', Jack Kirby 'Captain America' and 'Fantastic Four', Harvey Kurtzman Mad Magazine, R. Crumb Zap Comix, Art Spiegelman Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers, Gary Panter 'Jimbo', Chris Ware Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
The comics since 1945 by Brian Walker( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is hard to imagine a world without Little Orphan Annie, Popeye, Snoopy, and Garfield. Newspaper comics arrive in millions of homes each day and make families laugh out loud. They're not only funny - they also reflect their times." "American newspaper comics evolved during the latter half of the nineteenth century when powerful forces of social and technological change combined to revolutionize mass entertainment. The comics industry has changed dramatically since that time. Radio, television, and the internet have challenged newspapers for dominance. Throughout its history, the art form has, time and again, proved its popular appeal and commercial adaptability. From the newspaper wars at the end of the nineteenth century to the cutting edge competition on the information superhighway at the beginning of the twenty-first century, comics have continued to thrive." "In this color packed compendium, cartoonist and historian Brian Walker has amassed more than 700 illustrations, including scores of rare examples provided by the artists themselves. Organized by decade, with biographical profiles and descriptions of different genres and themes, The Comics is both comprehensive and graphically stunning. This humorous collection is a classic survey of American culture since 1945."--BOOK JACKET
The comics before 1945 by Brian Walker( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In their first five decades, the funnies became an essential part of American life. Comic strip characters - Mutt and Jeff, Barny Google, Little Orphan Annie, Popeye, Blondie, Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, Li'l Abner - were everywhere. They starred in live-action and animated films, stage plays, and radio programs, and they helped market a wide range of products. Their phrases enriched the language; their adventures, which reflected societal changes, were retold in books and inspired hit songs." "Cartoonist and historian Brian Walker's comprehensive survey - illustrated with rare original art - is the most authoritative history of American newspaper comics currently in print. It documents the fascinating origins of the comics and, decade by decade, the major trends in the funnies business. In-depth biographies of twenty-one of the most important creators of the era are featured, as well as samples of many other artists' work. The Comics Before 1945 joins the author's The Comics Since 1945 to form a classic survey of American popular culture by one of the greatest authorities in the field."--BOOK JACKET
Doonesbury and the art of G.B. Trudeau by Brian Walker( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best known for his wry and incisive takes on American life and politics, Garry Trudeau is among the world's most widely read cartoonists. Trudeau began shaping Doonesbury as an undergraduate contributor to the Yale Daily News in 1968. Today, the strip is syndicated to a daily readership of nearly 100 million. Trudeau's work has been anthologized before, but this is the first book to assess the art of the comic strip and the ways that Trudeau's iconic style has evolved over the past four decades. The author, an expert on the history of comics, sheds light on Trudeau's early influences as well as on his creative process, from research to pencil layouts to finished artwork. In addition to revealing how Doonesbury is crafted each week, the book also examines Trudeau's magazine illustrations, animation drawings, posters, and product designs, as well as rare and previously unpublished works. The author's historical text is complemented by insightful commentary by Trudeau and his collaborators, Don Carleton, George Corsillo, and David Stanford, making this book appealing not only to Doonesbury's many fans but also to those looking for an approach to the work of a master comic strip artist
Children of the yellow kid : the evolution of the American comic strip by Robert C Harvey( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the evolution of the American comic strip since the creation of the Yellow Kid in 1895 through an examination of over 130 original examples of comic strip art from major public and private collections
The comics : the complete collection by Brian Walker( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses illustrations, biographical profiles, and descriptions of genres and themes to survey the variety of American comics and their creators
The art of Rube Goldberg : (A) inventive (B) cartoon (C) genius by Rube Goldberg( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the work of the cartoonist, humorist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor
The best of Beetle Bailey : a thirty-three year treasury by Mort Walker( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interspersed with editorial comments throughout and an essay by Walker on his life and career
Hi and Lois : Sunday best by Brian Walker( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Hagar by Dik Browne( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Hi and Lois by Mort Walker( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beetle Bailey 1966 : daily & Sunday strips by Mort Walker( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selections, from 1966, of the long-running comic strip about a mixed gang of U.S. Army recruits, including the slacker Beetle Bailey
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith : 75 years of an American legend by Billy De Beck( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samling af Billy DeBeck's og Fred Lasswell's klassiske tegneseriestriber fra såvel avisernes hverdags- som søndagsudgaver
Beetle Bailey : the daily & Sunday strips 1965 by Mort Walker( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first year of the long running comic strip about a mixed gang of U.S. Army recruits, including the slacker Beetle Bailey
Tales from Longpuddle by Jennifer Bassett( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading level: 2 [yellow]
Rip Kirby. the first modern detective : complete comic strips 1946-1948 by Alex Raymond( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rip Kirby : the first modern detective complete comic strips by Alex Raymond( Book )
in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beetle Bailey 1965 : daily & Sunday strips by Mort Walker( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first year of the long running comic strip about a mixed gang of U.S. Army recruits, including the slacker Beetle Bailey
Green Pieces A Collection of Cartoons by Drew Aquilina( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up is now available as an E-Book! Who knew being green could be so hilariosu? Written and illustrated by International awarding winning cartoonist/author Drew Aquilina, Green Pieces is an extraordinary cartoon collection profiling nature in a humorous way providing educators and parents with an effective, fun environmental platform. All of nature serves as the setting for the characters in this collection of 350 hand drawn cartoon strips. In his first compilation, Aquilina uses his love of the environment as inspiration for this entertaining cartoon strip. As
 
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.11 for Hi and Loi ... to 1.00 for Brian Walk ...)
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English (66)
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