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Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Robert C. Harvey

Abstract

Many fans and insiders alike have never heard of Bill Hume, Bailin' Wire Bill, Abe Martin, AWOL Wally, the Texas History Movies, or the Weatherbird at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And many insiders do not know why we call comic books “comics” even though lots of them are not at all funny. The author (cartoonist and a veteran comics critic, author of several histories of comics and biographies of cartoonists) tells forgotten stories of a dozen now obscure but once famous cartoonists and their creations. He also includes accounts of the cartooning careers of a groundbreaking African American and ... More

Keywords: comic books, comics, cartoonist, comic creations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628461428
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2015 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461428.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Harvey, author