Forever Nuts — Classic Screwball Strips presents: GEORGE MCMANUS’ BRINGING UP FATHER
You can’t top George McManus’s BRINGING UP FATHER for visual style and wild slapstick. Jiggs, Maggie, and their lovely daughter Nora are a poor Irish-American family who come into wealth. Jiggs wants to wolf down corned beef and cabbage with his old pals, but Maggie wants to make Jiggs respectable for high society — and enforces her wishes with a rolling pin. This deluxe volume presents every daily cartoon from the strip’s first two years (1913-1915), most of which have never been reprinted. See why comics experts consider McManus one of the greats.
Black-and-white jacketed hardcover, 11” x 6 ½”, 192 pages, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-556-6, Diamond order code MAR 09 4376
Also available are the other volumes in the Forever Nuts series:
THE EARLY YEARS OF MUTT & JEFF
By Bud Fisher
One of the most long-lasting and popular humor strips, MUTT AND JEFF was a triumph of goofiness and irreverence. Here’s a rediscovery of a true oddball classic.
“A real work of art. I love how these knuckleballs are always scrambling for 50 cents so they can get some ham and eggs. I thought Herriman was the greatest till I started reading Fisher’s working-scrub comics.” — Tony Millionaire, The Comics Journal
“A blast to read. There is a lively wackiness to them that still makes them funny today.” — Tim Janson, Silver Bullet Comics & Amazon.com
“Fisher really was a terrific artist and writer . . . creating material that truly set itself apart from others.” — Marc Mason, Comicswaitingroom.com
“Brilliantly constructed. . . . Just seeing Mutt gamely assert, ‘Jeff, we’re in soft, I just got a job as war correspondent,’ is enough to generate a smile of anticipation.” — The Onion
“The sharp pacing and sardonic wit in Fisher’s work set the standard for every newspaper strip that would follow.” — Washington Post
Black-and-white jacketed hardcover, 11” x 6 ½”, 192 pages, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-502-3
By Frederick Burr Opper
Happy Hooligan’s a well-meaning hobo who always ends up in hilariously bad shape. One of the most popular comic strips ever, HAPPY HOOLIGAN has influenced everything from Donald Duck to the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons of Jules Feiffer — and it’s still delightful. This volume presents the best of Opper’s early, full-color Sunday strips.
“Required reading for anyone who takes comic strips as seriously as they deserve — and likes to laugh, too.” — Andrew Smith, Scripps News
“A remarkable talent.” — Rod Lott, Bookgasm.com
“The joy of the strip is in the way Opper sets up his dominoes before knocking them down.” — The Onion
Full-color clothbound hardcover, 11” x 7 ½”, 112 pages, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-542-9
After a long wait, here’s the last issue of BONEYARD before its indefinite hiatus. ‘Lita (friend of our hero, Michael Paris) has returned as a faerie princess betrothed to a creepy prince she’d rather not marry. When royal guards drag her away, Paris follows — and finds himself facing whole armies. But his lover Abbey, bent on saving him, is raising her own army. Don’t miss this big, super-sized final blowout!
32-page black-and-white comic book, $3.50, UPC 043016042169-28, Diamond order code MAR 09 4375
New From NBM’s Eurotica imprint:
Christian Zanier’s outrageous “Honey Lickers Sorority” concludes, while Baldazzini’s tongue-in-cheek “Casa Howhard” starts up a new story. Plus: More “Barbarian Chicks,” “Ogenki Clinic,” and “Omaha the Cat Dancer.” Also: the all-new erotic fantasy, “Corinne in Labyrintera.”
Quarterly black-and-white magazine, 8 ½” x 11”, 64 pages, $5.95, UPC 074470753032-42, Diamond order code MAR 09 4247
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