Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002

Krazy and Ignatz 1925-1926 by George Herriman

The reputation of George Herriman's Depression-Era Krazy Kat has long exceeded its availability. At last, with a commitment to print every single full-page Sunday strip, Fantagraphics will publish an annual volume covering two years worth of strips. (The 1927 - 1928 installment has just arrived.) One of the most poetic and profound works of any popular art, now we can see for ourselves how the Zip...Pow! of a brick hitting a silly cat's skull signifies one of the greatest portraits of love ever conceived.