FROM DOGPATCH TO SLOBBOVIA by David Manning- Ed. White


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The impact of the comic strip on the American moral and political consciousness has been recognized and has been responsible for some of the livelier theses to emerge from Academe. Some have even found their way into hard covers for the general trade. The editor for this series is to be Professor White of Boston University who co-edited a collection of essays on The Funnies (1963, p. 463). A real need in previous books is supplied by this volume: extended examples of the strips up for discussion. Most often mulled over are those of Al Capp. Here, in a half dozen adventures from Aner followed by ""certain illuminating remarks"" by its creator, the purposeful suasion of the comic strip satirist is demonstrated to a fare-thee-well. The editor supplies a short essay discussing Capp's technique and its audience effect. The series is to be an ""attempt to reconsider the pervasive arts of our time"".

Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1964
Publisher: eacon