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Krazy & Ignatz

Krazy & Ignatz by George Herriman

Krazy Kat is a love story, focusing on the relationship of its three main characters. Krazy Kat adored Ignatz Mouse. Ignatz Mouse just tolerated Krazy Kat, except for recurrent onsets of targeting tumescence, which found expression in the fast delivery of bricks to Krazy's cranium. Offisa Pup loved Krazy and sought to protect "her" (Herriman always maintained that Krazy was genderless), mostly by throwing Ignatz in jail. Each of the characters was ignorant of the other's true motivations. This simple structure allowed Herriman (1881–1944) to build entire worlds of meaning into the actions, building thematic depth that led critics like Gilbert Seldes and e.e. cummings to recognize Herriman's genius almost immediately.

The Fantagraphics Krazy & Ignatz is designed by Chris Ware, creator of the wildly successful graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan (Pantheon Books, 2000), and each volume features an introduction by the editor of the series, comics historian and critic Bill Blackbeard.

"The surreal high jinks of Krazy, Ignatz Mouse, Offisa Pup (and enough bricks to build a small city) are as entrancing today as when George Herriman wrote and drew them." –— The New York Times

"The Krazy & Ignatz books have been a godsend to comics fans... Each book is bizarre, sweetly amusing, and blissfully continuity-free." –— The A.V. Club

"...[T]he complete Krazy Kat [is] a genuinely amazing thing to exist, and almost a reason all by itself to to have irrational hope for humanity’s future. (Does that seem like an overstatement? It obviously is. But read more Krazy Kat and get back to me.)" –— The Comics Journal

"One of the first comprehensive comic strip reprint projects of the current era, and arguably the most important..." –— Bill Kartalopoulos, Print

$95.00
black & white with some color, Hardcover, 9" x 12"
George Herriman Finally! This limited-edition hardcover compiles the final three Fantagraphics Krazy & Ignatz books, collecting the years 1916-1924, in a single beautifully-designed hardcover.
Out of print

$29.95
black & white, Hardcover, 15" x 11", 978-1-56097-854-1
George Herriman A unique, stand-alone collection of some of the most graphic and brilliantly conceived daily strips ever created, along with many other gems, including the very first stand-alone Krazy & Ignatz strips and more rarities.
Out of print

$24.99
Softcover, 9" x 12", 978-1-60699-364-4, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1919-1921-Benevolent-Brick/digital-comic/79052, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1919_1921?id=zASlCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman The second volume is also the second-to-last. Over 150 little masterpieces by the greatest cartoonist of all time. Each page is a hilarious, poetic masterpiece crackling with verbal wit and graphic brilliance. Those were the days…!
✔ In print
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$24.99
Softcover, 9" x 12", 978-1-60699-316-3, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1916-1918-Love-in-a-Kestle-or-Love-in-a-Hut/digital-comic/79067, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1916_1918?id=8QSlCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman Back to the beginning! The first three years of Herriman’s masterpiece, finally back in print with modern production standards. All the full-page Sundays, plus the original articles and special features from the first edition.
✔ In print
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$19.95
black & white, Softcover, 9" x 12", 1-56097-386-2, 978-1-56097-386-7, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1925-1926-There-is-a-Heppy-Land-Furfur-A-waay/digital-comic/210094, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1925_1926?id=NQOlCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman This debut volume reprints what many consider to be Herriman's prime: his Sunday strips from 1925 and 1926, two full years of strips printed full-page in their original black and white, plus material never collected before.
✔ In print
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$24.99
black & white with some color, Softcover, 9" x 12", 978-1-60699-477-1, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1922-1924-Drim-of-Love/digital-comic/79047, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1922_1924?id=GQalCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman Completing the series! Included along with 3 years of Sunday strips is a rare sequence of color strips, rare photographs of Herriman and more of the bonus extras and goodies the series is known for, all inside covers by Chris Ware.
Out of print

$19.95
full color, Softcover, 9" x 12", 978-1-56097-887-9, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1941-1942-Ragout-of-Raspberries/digital-comic/210346, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1941_1942?id=n2qnCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman Our fourth color volume includes the Sunday strips from all of 1941 and 1942 and a bounty of extras, including an essay by Jeet Heer about the history and precedents of Herriman's unique use of language.
Out of print

$19.95
black & white, Softcover, 9" x 12", 1-56097-620-9, 978-1-56097-620-2, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1933-1934-Necromancy-by-the-Blue-Bean-Bush/digital-comic/210118, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1933_1934?id=oQKlCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman This is the fifth in a series reprinting George Herriman's early 20th Century masterpiece, much for the first time anywhere. With an introduction by Bill Blackbeard, a new "DeBaffler" page and stunning layout by Chris Ware!
✔ In print
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$19.95
black & white, Softcover, 9" x 12", 1-56097-507-5, 978-1-56097-507-6, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1927-1928-Ancient-Brick/digital-comic/210100, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1927_1928?id=EAOlCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman In addition to 104 full-page black-and-white Sunday strips, this volume includes introductions, annotations, and rare Herriman ephemera from Bill Blackbeard and Chris Ware, and an essay by vaudeville historian Ben Schwartz.
✔ In print
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$19.99
black & white, Softcover, 9" x 12", 1-56097-594-6, 978-1-56097-594-6, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1931-1932-A-Kat-ALilt-With-Song/digital-comic/210112, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1931_1932?id=6wKlCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman This is a hot-baked brickbat of a volume, adance with nearly two years of the Sunday Krazy Kat, with multiple pages of Herriman extras and rarities, a new Debaffler page, more kommentary and a stunning design by Chris Ware!
Out of print

$19.95
black & white, Softcover, 9" x 12", 1-56097-529-6, 978-1-56097-529-8, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1929-1930-A-Brick-A-Mice-A-Lovely-Night/digital-comic/210106, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1929_1930?id=WgOlCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman This third softcover volume finds Herriman flowering into the peak of his inventiveness, liberated at last from the constraints of his syndicate's chosen format. Gorgeous cartoons are augmented by rare bonus materials.
Out of print

$19.95
full color, Softcover, 9" x 12", 1-56097-734-5, 978-1-56097-734-6, www.comixology.com/Krazy-Ignatz-1937-1938-Shifting-Sands-Dusts-its-Cheeks-in-Powdered-Beauty/digital-comic/210334, play.google.com/store/books/details/George_Herriman_Krazy_Ignatz_1937_1938?id=DmunCgAAQBAJ&hl=en
George Herriman Our second color volume includes the Sunday strips from all of 1937 and 1938, plus more rare color art and never-before-seen Herriman memorabilia from series editor Bill Blackbeard and designer Chris Ware's files.
✔ In print
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