Utterly eschewing the general bonhomie surrounding the newly-minted contemporary regard for the comic strip medium as a language of complicated personal expression and artistic sophistication, professional colorist and award-winning letterer F. C. Ware returns to the book trade with “The ACME Novelty Library,” a hardcover distillation of all his surviving one-page cartoon jokes with which he tuckp...
Series: Pantheon Graphic Library
Hardcover: 108 pages
Publisher: Pantheon (September 20, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.8 x 15.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 211790
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I read this after my first daughter was born and my wife returned to work after maternity leave. We lined up our vacations so I'd have time off after she returned to work. It was miserably hot outside. My daughter spent most days eating and crying. T...
holes of his regular comic book periodical over the past decade.Sometimes claimed to be his “best work” by those who really don’t know any better, this definitive congestion of stories of the future, the old west, and even of modern life nonetheless tries to stay interesting by including a luminescent map of the heavens, a chart of the general structure of the universe, assorted cut-out activitites, and a complete history of The ACME Novelty Company itself, decorated by rare photographs, early business ventures, not to mention the smallest example of a Comic Strip ever before offered to the general public. All in all, it will likely prove a rather mild disappointment, but at least it catches the light in a nice way and may force a smile here and there before being shelved for the next generation’s ultimate disregard and/or disposal.