Cartoons For Victory From Fantagraphics Gets An Upgrade

Cartoons For Victory From Fantagraphics Gets An Upgrade

Posted by May 26, 2015 Comment

STK664684Cartoons For Victory, out from Fantagraphics at the end of July has undergone a bit of an upgrade – but not accompanied by a rise in price. Quite the opposite.

Rather than being a partial colour 200 page book for $39.99, as solicited, it is now a full colour 240 page for $34.99.

Here’s the bumf….

This book showcases comics about Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and other characters and (their creators) helping to fight World War II.

The home front during World War II was one of blackouts, Victory Gardens, war bonds and scrap drives. It was also a time of social upheaval with women on the assembly line and in the armed forces and African-Americans serving and working in a Jim Crow war effort. See how Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and strips, single-panel and editorial cartoons, and even ads. Cartoons for Victory showcases wartime work by cartoonists such as Charles Addams (The Addams Family), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad magazine), Will Eisner, as well as many other known cartoonists. Over 90% of the cartoons and comics in this book have not been seen since their first publication. Editor Bernard gathered them over years of unstinting research through private collections and the obscure holdings of public sources. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of World War II–era cartoons, reflecting the indefatigable spirit of the Home Front in America. Full color illustrations throughout

(Last Updated May 26, 2015 2:43 pm )

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