Skippy Volume 4 Complete Dailies 1934-1936

Skippy Volume 4 Complete Dailies 1934-1936

Book Title: Skippy Volume 4 Complete Dailies 1934-1936

Author: Chester Gould

Format: Hardback | 296 pages

Publication Date: 22 May 2018

ISBN-13: 9781684051922

The spiritual ancestor to Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and almost every
other kid strip ever created continues through the Depression, under threatening
European war.

This fourth volume collects the complete daily strips from
1934-1936, at the height of Crosby's one-man political and social crusade.
Crosby influenced cartoonists from Charles Schulz to Walt Kelly to Garry
Trudeau, and, perhaps more than any other cartoonist before him, brought
philosophy and politics to the American newspaper comic strip. In the end, it
would be his outspoken political and philosophical beliefs that would place him
increasingly outside the mainstream of 1940s American culture, ultimately
leading to his exile from comics and his forced incarceration in a mental
institution for the last sixteen years of his life. As a result of his tragic
end, Crosby's remarkable contributions to American culture have been
largely eclipsed, until now. Bonus materials include many photographs and rare
artwork from the collection of the cartoonist's daughter, Joan Crosby
Tibbetts.