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Walt before Skeezix : 1918-1920

Author: Frank King; Chris Ware; Jeet Heer
Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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King was a pioneering American cartoonist who changed comics forever by setting his strip in contemporary America and having his characters age. These comics, produced between 1919 and 1920, focus primarily on Walt Wallet and his friends as they engage with the then-novel automobile sensation that was sweeping the nation. They chart a moment in America's past when horses and buggies shared the road with cars and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American wit and humor, Pictorial
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc
Bandes dessiněs
Comic strips
Graphic novels
Named Person: Frank King; Frank King
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank King; Chris Ware; Jeet Heer
ISBN: 9781770461413 1770461418
OCLC Number: 851897203
Notes: "The earliest daily strips by Frank King -- 1918 through 1920"--Front of dust jacket.
"Volume 0 in a series"--Back of dust jacket.
"First edition: June 2014"--Title page verso.
"Edited by Jeet Heer and Chris Ware, with invaluable editorial assistance by Tim Samuelson"--Title page verso.
Prelude to the Walt & Skeezix series by Frank King.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 19 x 25 cm
Other Titles: Gasoline alley.
Responsibility: by Frank O. King.

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"Walt Before Skeezix [is] a charming road trip to the past." --NPR"Even before Skeezix, this volume reveals Frank King as an ambitious cartoonist eager to burst beyond the limitations of a weekly Read more...

 
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