Library Staff Book Recommendation: Krazy Kat – The Comic Art of George Herriman

Mike Sgier
Mike Sgier

Mike from the Greenfield Library recommends:

Krazy Kat – The Comic Art of George Herriman
by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O’Connell, and Georgia Riley de Havenon
741.5 H435k (Find in in the Greenfield Open Stacks)

Krazy Kat begins with a simple love triangle: cat loves mouse, mouse hates cat, and dog hates mouse and protects the cat. But the artist George Herriman found innumberable permutations to express this relationship, creating comics with these characters and other residents of Coconino County from 1913-1944. Krazy Kat is now recognized as a masterpiece of the comic form, with Herriman’s Sunday pages standing out for their novel use of design, color, and language. This book provides an assortment of the daily and Sunday strips from the comic, as well as an in-depth look at Herriman’s life.

To read more about the residents of Coconino County, take a look at Krazy & Ignatz: Shifting Sands Dusts its Cheeks in Powdered Beauty, 741.5 H435kr 2006 in the Greenfield Open Stacks.

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