Via PR, another swell-looking collection of vintage kids comics, this time collated by Craig Yoe as part of his line of books at IDW.
Award-winning comics creator and historian Craig Yoe has done it again, this time offering a huge collection of the most brilliant children’s comics from the 1940’s and ‘50s Golden Age of comic books. The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics features over 300 comics pages of slapstick superheroes, fantastic fairy tales, awesome anthropomorphic animals, even nutty nonsense from some of the best creators of comics and children’s books of all time.
Said Yoe, “People who have seen this massive book have called it “a brick” and I do think it hits you like Ignatz Mouse’s brick on Krazy Kat’s bean because I have spent decades identifying the greatest kids comics by the greatest kids komics creators.”
The beautifully presented hardback book kicks off with a forward by Mo Willems, Emmy and Caldecott Award winning children’s book author and artist, and is followed by a fascinating introduction by Yoe, illustrated by rare, unpublished art by many of the cartoonists. The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics features a who’s who of comics brilliance, including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta, Walt Kelly, Dr. Seuss, Syd Hoff, Jules Feiffer, George Carlson, John Stanley, Dan DeCarlo, Sheldon Mayer and Carl Barks, all conveniently organized by topic.
Comics critic Paul Gravett proclaims, “What a line-up of cartooning greats in a nutty, zany out-there volume! Yoe digs deep and can be trusted to unearth rare treasures out of the medium’s moldering, four-color newsprint mulch. Perfect for the krazy kid in all of us.”
The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics is the latest book from the IDW imprint, YOE Books, edited, designed and written by Yoe, winner of both an Eisner Award and the Society of Illustrator’s Gold Medal. Coming next from YOE Books is The Great Felix the Cat Comic Book Tails, reprinting some of the very best adventures of this famed character and available in stores in July. Vice Magazine has deemed Yoe “The Indiana Jones of Comics Historians.”
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