Thimble Theatre & The Pre-Popeye Comics Of Ecsegar HC *PRE-ORDER*

FantagraphicsSKU: JAN241653

Sale price€100,00
2024-03-13 The date can still change, all updates are collected here:
2024-01-17 This is the last day product can be pre-ordered for low pre-order price.



(W) E. C. Segar (A/CA) E. C. Segar A revised and expanded edition of the Eisner Award nominated
classic collection, featuring a new
4-page, all Segar Sunday section.
More than a decade before he created the world's most famous
cartoon sailor, Elzie Crisler Segar began his comics career in
the movies. He drew cartoons for silent movie theater slides, the
Charlie Chaplin comic strip, and a daily strip about Chicago's movies and entertainment.
Then, in 1919, he penned his own "small screen" creation for the newspapers,
Thimble Theatre, where Popeye was to be born a decade later.
This comprehensive volume features examples of all E.C. Segar's early comics
and illustrations, with over 100 pre-Popeye Thimble Theatre Sunday pages including
the complete run of the famed Western desert saga, a series that rivals his later work
in superb art, storytelling, and humor.
Newly revised and expanded, this new printing contains ten additional pages
plus a 1920s-style Sunday comics section insert paying tribute to Segar and his
comic creations featuring Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers and Popeye's "The Jeep."
Text and illustrations offer an in-depth history and commentary on the life
and work of E. C. Segar by historians Paul C. Tumey and Jeet Heer, and best-selling
author and journalist Michael Tisserand. Thimble Theatre is an essential part of
any comics lover's library. In Shops: Mar 13, 2024 SRP: $100.00


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