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Cartoon county : my father and his friends in the golden age of make-believe / Cullen Murphy.

Murphy, Cullen, (author.).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Butler PL - Butler 741.5 MUR (Text) 73174005029868 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 741.5 MURP (Text) 39231033440815 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Available -
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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 741.5 MURPHY (Text) 33946003296501 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374298555
  • ISBN: 0374298556
  • Physical Description: 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Connecticut school -- Home away from home -- Art of war -- Conduct unbecoming -- Indian summer.
Summary, etc.:
A history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School, written by the son of the artist behind the popular strips "Prince Valiant" and "Big Ben Bolt," explores the achievements and pop-culture influence of these artists in the aftermath of World War II.
"For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the nation's top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone's throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut--a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits. Cullen Murphy's father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt, and was at the heart of this artistic milieu. Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group--Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, Sam & Silo, Amy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Family Circus, Joe Palooka, and The Lockhorns, among others. Cartoonists and their art were a pop-cultural force in a way that few today remember. Anarchic and deeply creative, the cartoonists were independent spirits whose artistic talents had mainly been forged during service in World War II. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, cartoons, and drawings, Cartoon County brings the postwar American era alive, told through the relationship of a son to his father, an extraordinarily talented and generous man who had been trained by Norman Rockwell. Cartoon County gives us a glimpse into a very special community--and of an America that used to be."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject: Murphy, John Cullen.
Murphy, John Cullen > Friends and associates.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography.
Fairfield County (Conn.) > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels.
Genre: Biographies.

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