This oversized softcover volume has it all; First printed in August 2015, it introduces us to the very first published comic strips, and provides in-depth essays of the evolution of comic strips from 1915 to 2015, the hundredth year of King Features Syndicate! Even a partial list of newspaper strips represented by King Features Syndicate over the years is mind blowing. Almost every title on this list is a household name!
(W) Dean Mullaney, Bruce Canwell, Brian Walker (A/CA) VariousKing Features has had a more illustrious and long-lasting history than any other newspaper syndicate, even as it leads the way into the digital age and beyond.
Krazy Kat! Popeye! Flash Gordon! Beetle Bailey! Blondie! Prince Valiant! Hagar the Horrible! Barney Google and Snuffy Smith! Baby Blues! Mutt & Jeff! Zits! Juliet Jones! Buz Sawyer! Steve Canyon! Bizarro! Hi & Lois! Maggie & Jiggs! Johnny Hazard! There are simply too many to list!
From the earliest days, when William Randolph Hearst first added cartoons to his newspapers, comic strips have had a profound impact on popular culture. With the consolidation of Hearst's various distribution channels in November 1915, King Features was born. A century later, the world's largest syndicate leads the way into the 21st century and beyond.
Advance solicited for October release!
Nominated for two 2016 Eisner Awards: Best Comics-Related Book and Best Publication Design!
In Shops: Oct 17, 2018