|Barnaby Vol. 2 Errata|
|Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under errata, Crockett Johnson, Barnaby||27 Jun 2014 12:11 PM|
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Barnaby, the comic strip that welled up from the infamous inkpot of Crockett Johnson, who also greated Harold and the Purple Crayon, is chock fulla World War 2 information and allusions. Being a newspaper strip intended for children though, it's not a barrier to reading the comic. "You don't need to get all of Crockett Johnson's allusions to enjoy his classic strip, Barnaby. But I'm the sort of person who wants to know these things," writes Philip Nel, co-editor of the Barnaby series and Johnson's biographer. For those who like a little inside baseball, Nel has posted a few corrections that readers have sent in already for Barnaby Vol. 2. Cushlamachree! We always knew you guys were a well-read lot and appreciate it when you step up to the mic. Happy Reading!
Dept. of errata: Due to a production error, the September 30, 1943 strip was mistakenly printed with a repeated panel in Barnaby Vol. 1. Click here or on the image above to view and download a printable PDF of the corrected page. Please accept our apologies and regrets.
From the editor: Unfortunately, Trina Robbins' acknowledgments were accidentally ommitted from her new book, Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1886-2013.
They will be included in the (knock on wood) next printing. Until then, Trina Robbins:
A heartfelt thank you to Kyle Ryan, Ellen Klages, Shaun Clancy, Jonathan Warm Day Coming, Patrick Ford, Bill McGrath, Christine Chambers, and Allan Holtz (and his great website, http://strippersguide.blogspot.com), for the priceless material that they provided; to Alexa Dickman, for her detective work that resulted in my finding Fran Hopper; and to Steve Leialoha, for putting together the pieces. This would still be a book without them, but it would not be half as good a book.
A special thank you to Alex Jay for his information on Katherine Patterson Rice, and for clearing up the Jean Mohr gender mystery; Jean Mohr, who was included in all my past books, is a man!
That "lickety-WHOP" sound you hear is us beating ourselves up over a recently-discovered error in Roy Crane's Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune Vol. 3. Editor Rick Norwood explains:
"I made a serious mistake in editing Captain Easy Volume 3: an older strip appeared where the July 3, 1938 strip should have been. I apologize for my error. The missing strip will appear in Captain Easy Volume 4, and can be viewed now [above]."
Click the image above for a much larger and more legible version. Believe us, we are taking steps to ensure we don't miss any more misplaced pages in the proofreading process!
Early readers of the third volume of THE DITKO ARCHIVES, Mysterious Traveler, have already noticed two unfortunate glitches. The story "The Forbidden Room" is missing its ninth and final page (above), and "The Menace of the Maple Leaves" is also missing a page (below). Editor Blake Bell has been busy tearing his hair out ever since we learned this.
On his blog Comics Commentary, Rodrigo Baeza points out a page which was apparently somehow omitted from our 2nd volume of Walt Kelly's Our Gang, shown above in a scan from microfiche. We regret the error.
UPDATE: We'll print this page at the end of Our Gang Vol. 5, which should be out as soon as late 2011.