Collection: Barnaby

Before authoring one of the most beloved children's book series of all time — Harold and the Purple Crayon — cartoonist Crockett Johnson created the comic strip Barnaby for over ten years (1942 to 1952). Its subtle ironies and playful allusions never won a broad following, but the adventures of 5-year-old Barnaby Baxter and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. O'Malley was and is a critical favorite.

Fantagraphics introduces the wonders of Barnaby to a new generation of children and parents alike. Co-edited by Johnson biographer Philip Nel (Dr. Seuss: American Icon) and Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds, with art direction by graphic novelist Daniel Clowes (Ghost World), this five-volume Barnaby series will collect the entirety of the original newspaper strips from 1942-1952.

Barnaby's deft balance of fantasy, timeless humor and elegant cartooning will delight comics readers young and old.
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Barnaby Volume Four

Crockett Johnson, Philip Nel, Trina Robbins

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Barnaby Volume Three

Crockett Johnson, Jeff Smith, Philip Nel, Ted Ferro, Jack Morley

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Barnaby Volume Two

Crockett Johnson, Daniel Clowes, Jules Feiffer, Philip Nel, Eric Reynolds

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Barnaby Volume One

Crockett Johnson, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Eric Reynolds, Philip Nel

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