Monday, July 09, 2012
The Stripper's Guide Book is Now Available!
|University of Michigan Press, ISBN 978-0-472-11756-7|
All serious newspaper comic strip fans and collectors will find this book an invaluable reference. Whether you want information about an obscure title, or need to check the 'vital statistics' of a popular fan favorite, American Newspaper Comics provides authoritative answers.
Over 7000 distinct newspaper comics series are covered, with the following information offered for each:
- beginning and end dates
- frequency and format
- artist and writer beginning and ending dates and roles
- syndicate information
- alternate titles
- book collections
- story listings
- additional notes about the series
- source notes indicating where information was gathered
- extensive introductory material describing the research methods used, and explanatory notes about the evolution of the newspaper comic strip
- a directory of newspaper syndicates, with capsule histories of over 100 companies
- cross-reference of syndicates, listing all features they distributed
- cross-reference of creators, listing all features with which they were involved
- cross-reference of alternate titles to listed features
- a bundled CD with over 3000 high quality sample images of over 2000 different features covered in the book
Price and Availability
To get the 40% off price, click here to go to the publishers website, and when you place your order use the promo code "COMICS" to receive the special discount.
The book is also available on Amazon but the discount pricing seems to come and go on a daily basis. The publisher is not certain that the discounted price will ever be consistently found there, but if you are dead set on purchasing at Amazon, keep a watch on the listing. There is already a really wonderful book review there that you might check out, though!
If you are in Europe, you can order at discounted price from Eurospan, and The Book Depository offers free shipping all over the world and gives a 25% discount off cover price.
I ordered a copy through Amazon, looking forward to using it! Are you going to return to regular posting soon? I really miss Herriman Saturdays!
Thanks and Congratulations!
(you helped me with "Salesman Sam ")
That may well be worth a free copy of the book -- not an easy task! Maybe I'll do a contest.
Contacted the publisher, they are going to extend the promo to the end of September (it expired at the end of August apparently). It may be a few days before the promo will be reinstated, so please be patient.
Michael Barrier has a page on his website where he posts corrections etc. to his books. You might want to do that for ANC
Ink-Slinger Profiles: Bert Cobb
In the 1880 census, Cobb was the second of six children. The Cobbs lived in Wilmington on Washington Street. His father was a car spring manufacturer. According to the Times Cobb "attended military school and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts."
In the mid-1890s, he contributed artwork to sheet music. Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song (2003) said: "…Much of their success with coon songs could be attributed to illustrators Bert Cobb (1869–1936) and Edgar Keller (1867–1932), who designed their covers. Their artwork was, in large part, responsible for the sales that these songs enjoyed, so M. Witmark and Sons, started using Cobb and Keller, too." In the late-1890s he was cartooning in Philadelphia.
Cobb has not been found in the 1900 census. He was a contributor the The World's comics section in 1900.
Cobb has not been found in the 1910 census. His Meddlesome Millie appeared in the Boston Post beginning in February 1911. Later that year he was in Detroit, Michigan when he was a patient at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. His arrival was reported in The Battle Creek Idea, September 15, 1911. During his stay in Chicago, he contributed several caricatures to the Hamiltonian and Republican National Convention Program. The convention was held in Chicago, June 18, 1912.
The Times said: "…He specialized in political cartoons and formerly contributed to Puck and other magazines. He was formerly a cartoonist for The New York Globe, The Boston Globe, Kansas City Star and other newspapers…."
The 1930 census recorded him in the Bronx, New York at 3820 Waldo Avenue. He married Elizabeth when he was 51 years old, around 1921. His occupation was artist. The St. Petersburg Times (Florida), February 17, 1930, reported the exhibition of his etchings. Two books of his dog etchings, Portraits of Dogs and Hunting Dogs, were published in 1931.
Labels: Ink-Slinger Profiles
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
Labels: Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics