Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2001. First Edition Thus. Paperback. 308pp. Octavo [23 cm] Full color illustrated wrappers. New. Item #13324
Winner of the prestigious American Book Award! The comic strip has been a staple of American newspapers for a century. It is a creation unique to cultural life and, in addition to entertainment, has commented on the way we see and view ourselves. From its "high culture" influence on Pop Art to its "low culture" appeal to children of all ages, the comic strip has had a lasting hold on the imaginations of generations. Reading the Funnies offers an elegant and eloquent look into this fascinating slice of American popular culture.