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Includes commentary on the comics history: from Mutt & Jeff to Calvin & Hobbes, from George Herrimann's Krazy and Ignatz to Patrick McDonnell's Mutts.


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Includes commentary on the comics history: from Mutt & Jeff to Calvin & Hobbes, from George Herrimann's Krazy and Ignatz to Patrick McDonnell's Mutts.

30 review for The Comics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tom Franklin

    Jerry Robinson's "The Comics" attempts to detail the history of the american newspaper comic strip. For the most part, Robinson does a fairly good job, giving readers a splash of history, a mix of mini-biographies of noted artists, and examples of the comic strips being discussed. As I read "The Comics" I found myself continually wanting to know more about the artists and to see more examples of all of the strips being described. "The Comics" came off as a quick survey (despite its le Jerry Robinson's "The Comics" attempts to detail the history of the american newspaper comic strip. For the most part, Robinson does a fairly good job, giving readers a splash of history, a mix of mini-biographies of noted artists, and examples of the comic strips being discussed. As I read "The Comics" I found myself continually wanting to know more about the artists and to see more examples of all of the strips being described. "The Comics" came off as a quick survey (despite its length) leaving me wishing for a book of similar length for each of the chapters/decades discussed. One strange thing -- it seemed as if there were sections of the book that were placed out of order. I found at least one set of paragraphs that appeared to be transposed and an entire section on a much earlier time period placed towards the end of the book. Strange.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Triinu

    Describes only mainstream, not very eclectic American style comic strips. Interesting for people, who like the style, but otherwise those comics look like they have been drawn by the same person or at least people who had very similar influence. Nothing bad in that, but it is not my personal favourite style. Text part is well done.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    I'd give it three and a half stars. I'd have liked less snippet-views of individual strips and more of the historical and societal trends that influenced the strips. But it's still a valuable overview of comic strip history and the major figures and cartoonists who made it happen.

  4. 4 out of 5

    E.J. Matze

    Aint I de Maine Guy in dis parade. Well I guess dat's RIGHT G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK

  5. 4 out of 5

    David

    Gorgeous, and a wonderful history.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brent

  7. 5 out of 5

    Adam McPhee

  8. 4 out of 5

    R.B. Himes

  9. 5 out of 5

    Livvymelilly

  10. 4 out of 5

    Eric

  11. 4 out of 5

    Stan

  12. 5 out of 5

    Karl Hickey

  13. 5 out of 5

    Brendan McEachern

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kiki Rezki

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  16. 4 out of 5

    Liedzeit

  17. 5 out of 5

    Charles

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro

  19. 5 out of 5

    Evert Eliasson

  20. 5 out of 5

    BlueGryphon

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kiki Rezki

  22. 5 out of 5

    Robert Walrod

  23. 5 out of 5

    David

  24. 5 out of 5

    William Roberts

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dunkindean

  26. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

  27. 5 out of 5

    dreamer of art

  28. 4 out of 5

    Otavio Venturoli

  29. 5 out of 5

    Thesexyman19

  30. 5 out of 5

    Thomas

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