|Full Title||Arf Forum : The Unholy Marriage of Art + Comics|
Craig Yoe |
|Overview||150 years of great cartooning under one cover! |
The third volume of the popular Arf series, Arf Forum, runs the gamut from Krazy Kat's kartoonist George Herriman to heartbreak rocker Elvis Presley, Spider-Man's Stan Lee to New Yorker cartoonist Otto Soglow, Little Nemo's Winsor McCay to silent-film star Charlie Chaplin, Nancy's Ernie Bushmiller to Surrealist Max Ernst.
The sexy pin-up cover on Arf Forum highlights a feature on historical images of people reading comics, from a young Elvis reading Betty and Veronica on his first tour to a boxer-clad Rock Hudson reading the Sunday Funnies. Also ratcheting up the titillation factor is a spread on the sexy cartoons of the Italian artist Kremos.
The Arf books have a special fondness for cartoonists doing wacky and surrealistic comics: Bill Holman's Smokey Stover comic strip is the hallmark of Dada meets Dagwood and this Arf features a generous sample including unpublished rarities. Also in this volume, macabre cartoonist Henry Heath goes devilish in the ongoing Cartoonists Go To Hell series.
A bona fide super-hero swoops into the pages of Arf when Captain Marvel Fights The Surrealist Imp in a classic tale from the Golden Age of Comics; meanwhile, real-life superhero Stan Lee introduces a section devoted to, in Lee's own words, Yoe's own wacky, weird, wild comics that become Art with a capital 'A'!
And finally, Yabba Dabba Been Done examines the caveman and dinosaur cartoons of masters T.S. Sullivant, Winsor McCay and Frederick Opper-all pre-Fred and Wilma Flintstone!
|Dimensions||9.00 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)|
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