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George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat”. The Complete Color Sundays 1935–1944


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Facsimile a colori delle pagine complete di Krazy Kat dal 1935 al 1944 di George Herriman. Uno dei primi fumetti a essere considerato un'opera d'arte, Krazy Kat delizia con la sua dettagliata definizione dei personaggi, la sua creatività visiva e verbale e la comicità delle vicende di Krazy e del topo Ignatz. Questo volume è corredato da un'introduzione illustrata di 100 pagine di Alexander Braun.
Vincitore del Premio Eisner 2020, Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
Legato in lino11.8 x 17.3 in.14.23 lb632 pagine
I libri XXL misurano almeno 39 cm.
George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat”. The Complete Color Sundays 1935–1944

George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat”. The Complete Color Sundays 1935–1944


A Brick Comes A-Flying

George Herriman’s classic Krazy Kat: the complete color stories from 1935–1944

The premise is simple: a black cat loves scheming a white mouse who incessantly throws bricks at the cat’s head, which police dog Officer Pupp, secretly harboring a passionate love for the cat, tries to prevent.

George Herriman endlessly plays with the above formula in his legendary newspaper strip Krazy Kat, published from 1913 until his death in 1944. Through his wit, detailed characterization, and visual-verbal creativity, Herriman introduced even the least comically-inclined to the young medium; Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, US President Woodrow Wilson, Jackson Pollock, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Capra, P.G. Wodehouse, Willem de Kooning—all KK fans among many others.

It was thanks to media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, a confirmed fan who gave Herriman carte blanche in his newspapers, that the artist was allowed to freely explore countless absurd and melancholy variations on the theme of unrequited love for years on end. Herriman unabashedly took advantage of this, radically exploring the medium’s potential and pushing all of its formal boundaries; readers had to put up with surreal, Dadaist sceneries, a language that whirled slang, neologisms, phonetic spelling, and scholarly references, and diffuse gender roles—making Krazy Kat probably the first gender-fluid star in comic history.

This volume presents all Krazy Kat color stories from 1935–1944 and a detailed introduction by comic expert Alexander Braun, who illuminates Herriman’s multi-ethnic background and reveals what makes this timeless work of art about a queer cat so extraordinary.

Visual artist Alexander Braun (born 1966) has received numerous accolades and scholarships, and his work has appeared in several exhibitions. Alongside his independent artistic activities, he studied art history in Bochum and Berlin (his 1998 doctorate thesis was on the work of the American installation artist Robert Gober). Over the past two decades, Braun has compiled one of the most extensive collections on the history of comics. Since 2008, he has curated several museum exhibits on this topic, including a comprehensive retrospective on the work of Winsor McCay in 2012/2013. In 2011, he founded the German Academy of Comic Art.

George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat”. The Complete Color Sundays 1935–1944
Legato in lino30 x 44 cm6.46 kg632 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-6636-0

Edizione: Inglese

ISBN 978-3-8365-7193-7

Edizione: Francese
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17 Valutazioni

Brett W.,22 febbraio 2024
Huge. Thick. Amazing


Jozef,10 dicembre 2021
Nach Little Nemo wieder ein sehr gut gelungenes Comic... Mit Witz und Sprache spielt der Autor. Ein Buch, wo unsere ganze Familie Spaß dran hat. Auch das Zeitungsformat begeistert. Wir freuen uns jeden Tag wieder. Danke.


Jean-Francois,12 novembre 2021
Tout amateur de bande dessinée devrait connaitre l'oeuvre de George Herriman. Son Krazy Kat est un chef d'oeuvre d'absurde et de poésie élaboré avec un minimum de détails: un chien, un chat et une souris sans pitié! Cette somme que publie ici Taschen est un exemple parfait d'érudition et de respect pour un auteur unique dans son genre. Voilà un livre-objet fascinant, d'une grande beauté et qui s'avère nécessaire dans l'histoire de la BD. Bravo!

Aan absolute aanrader.

Tom,6 novembre 2021
Een waanzinnig mooi boek, goed gemaakt, groot en zwaar maar nog handelbaar. Naast de strips ook heel veel biografisch materiaal. Een absolute aanrader.


Andras,30 ottobre 2021
High quality publication, beautiful book. It's a pleasure to look at the drawings in this large size.

Epochale Gesamtausgabe

Frank,29 ottobre 2021
Besser kann man dieses grundlegende Werk der Comickunst nicht präsentieren. Absolute Kaufempfehlung.