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Krazy & Ignatz 1916-1918

Krazy & Ignatz 1916-1918



By George Herriman.

12 x 9 x 1 inches
160 pages
Fantagraphics Books
February 14, 2010
ISBN: 160699316X

Ware designed the cover.

"When Fantagraphics launched its collection of Krazy Kat Sunday strips back in 2002, we picked up with the 10th and 11th years of the legendary strip (1925-1926) because another publisher had already collected the first nine during the 1980s and 1990s. But now, with that publisher long gone and their Krazy Kat collections fetching record prices (some over $100!) among collectors, it's time to go back and get every one of these earliest comic-strip masterpieces back into print - re-scanned and re-retouched from original tearsheets, using 21st century digital resources. Fantagraphics will be collecting these first nine years of Sundays into three volumes comprising three years apiece, starting with the very first Sundays from 1916 through 1918, and incorporating all the original articles and special features from the first edition, including rare art, series editor Bill Blackbeard's definitive historical overview "The Kat's Kreation," and updated and expanded "DeBaffler" endnotes explaining some of the arcana behind the strip's jokes. Krazy and Ignatz 1916-1918, the 11th of a projected 13 volumes collecting the entirety of the Sundays, brings us within a brick's throw of finishing "The Komplete Kat Sundays" once and for all!"

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