Arf Forum (Paperback)

Author: Yoe, Craig

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150 years of great cartooning under one cover!
The third volume of the popular "Arf" series, "Arf Forum," runs the gamut from "Krazy Kat"'s kartoonist George Herriman to heartbreak rocker Elvis Presley, "Spider-Man"'s Stan Lee to "New Yorker" cartoonist Otto Soglow, "Little Nemo"'s Winsor McCay to silent-film star Charlie Chaplin, "Nancy"'s Ernie Bushmiller to Surrealist Max Ernst.
The sexy pin-up cover on "Arf Forum" highlights a feature on historical images of people reading comics, from a young Elvis reading Betty and Veronica on his first tour to a boxer-clad Rock Hudson reading the Sunday Funnies. Also ratcheting up the titillation factor is a spread on the sexy cartoons of the Italian artist "Kremos."
The "Arf" books have a special fondness for cartoonists doing wacky and surrealistic comics: Bill Holman's "Smokey Stover" comic strip is the hallmark of Dada meets Dagwood and this "Arf" features a generous sample including unpublished rarities. Also in this volume, macabre cartoonist Henry Heath goes devilish in the ongoing "Cartoonists Go To Hell" series.
A bona fide super-hero swoops into the pages of "Arf" when "Captain Marvel Fights The Surrealist Imp" in a classic tale from the Golden Age of Comics; meanwhile, real-life superhero Stan Lee introduces a section devoted to, in Lee's own words, Yoe's own "wacky, weird, wild comics that become Art with a capital 'A'!"
And finally, "Yabba Dabba Been Done" examines the caveman and dinosaur cartoons of masters T.S. Sullivant, Winsor McCay and Frederick Opper--all pre-Fred and Wilma Flintstone!


Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781560978329
SKU 204201560
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1560978325
Release Date 6/25/2007

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