On sale date: November 17, 2020
Presenting a comprehensive collection of the major comic strips from Milt Gross: Nize Baby, Count Screwloose, and Dave's Delicatessen, along with other comic strips and offerings from books and magazines.
The king of "screwball" comic strips, Milt Gross had a varied career in movies and animation, humorous poetry and illustrated novels, and, most prolifically, comic strips. Beginning in the 1920s, his comics were born of the Yiddish humor in vaudeville and expanded to lampooning all the foibles and fallacies of American life. Filled with bizarre characters and frenzied, slapstick action, Gross's newspaper comics entertained readers for decades. Most of the classics seen here have never been reprinted before!
"Gross was doubly gifted: an irresistibly risible writer and visually, a comics genius." — Art Spiegelman
"Gross's most enduring legacy may lie in his pen lines. His trademark irreverence and his devil-may-care American absurdism may guarantee that his work—after staying fresh for decades—continues to be so for centuries." — The New Yorker
- Full color.
- 14" × 17.1"