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Cartoon county: my father and his friends in the golden age of make-believe
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Physical Desc:
260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Status:
Carmichael
741.56973 M978 2017
Central
741.56973 M978 2017
Southgate
741.56973 M978 2017
Description

A poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School
For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the 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 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.

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First edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374298555, 0374298556

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Murphy, C. (2017). Cartoon county: my father and his friends in the golden age of make-believe. First edition. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Murphy, Cullen. 2017. Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-believe. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Murphy, Cullen, Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-believe. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

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Murphy, Cullen. Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-believe. First edition. New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

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