The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsvii
CHAPTER ONE The Aesthetics of the Comics A Preamble through History and Form3
CHAPTER TWO Somnambulist of a Vanished Dream Winsor McCay's Exploration of the Medium's Potential21
CHAPTER THREE Establishing the Daily Comic Strip The Thematic Choruses of Bud Fisher and George McManus35
CHAPTER FOUR Continuity and Syndication The Popularity and Proliferation of Comic Strips60
CHAPTER FIVE A Flourish of Trumpets Roy Crane and the Adventure Strip70
CHAPTER SIX The Captain and the Comics How a Noncartoonist Shaped the Medium92
CHAPTER SEVEN Exoticism Made Real The Advent of Illustrators116
CHAPTER EIGHT Redefining the Art Milton Caniff and Terry and the Dragon Lady138
CHAPTER NINE What This Country Needed Was a Good Segar Popeye and the Great Depression159
CHAPTER TEN Peddlers and Poets The Lyric Clowns Who Captivated the Intelligentsia171

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