SOLICITATIONS: The World’s Oddest Profession
Have you ever wanted to know what the life of a cartoonist is like? Well, if you don’t have one handy, why not have Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Wally Wood, Frank Frazetta, Charles Schulz, Jack Cole, Dick Briefer, Winsor McCay, Chester Gould, Sheldon Mayer, Milton Caniff, Ernie Bushmiller, Basil Wolverton, B. Kliban, Rube Goldberg, Jack Chick, Milt Gross, Siegel and Shuster, Will Eisner, Elzie Segar, Harvey Kurtzman, and many, many more tell you by drawing a comic or cartoon to explain about the cartoonist’s life?
Surely, we jest! The bounds of time and space must certainly render this endeavor impossible!
“Nay!” says Eisner-winner Craig Yoe, the acclaimed editor and designer!
For the first time, decades of rare work about their lives and craft by these famous cartoonists has been collected into one mind-blowing, meta-tacular book: Comics About Cartoonists: The World’s Oddest Profession! Get the inside scoop from some of the most lauded and legendary names in the history of comics and learn what truly propels the cartooning soul. The comics and cartoons gathered here are both autobiographical fact and far-out fiction. The fanciful comics feature cartoonists as protagonists in nearly every genre, superheroes, science fiction, crime, funny animals, romance, war comics, teen-age humor and plenty of horror. Yoe has left no drawing table unturned, ensuring this full-color, hardcover collection will be as eye-popping as it is intriguing and entertaining.
Yoe asserts, “Cartoonists are my heroes. That makes this book featuring comics about the ink-slingers themselves drawn by the cartoonists themselves my very favorite book I’ve done. Cartoonists and the people that love them are going to go ape-poop over this one!”
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