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A SHORT-LIVED '60s COMIC STRIP STARRING THE YELLOW KID, JIGGS AND CHARLIE BROWN!? Sam's Strip was ahead of its time when it debuted in 1961. Mort Walker and Jerry Dumas' offbeat creation took the inside joke of breaking the 'fourth wall' to a new level, playing with the basic elements of the cartoon form, experimenting with different art styles and featuring famous characters from other strips. Sam and his cartoonist assistant owned and operated the comic strip they inhabited. The Yellow Kid, Jiggs, Krazy Kat, Dagwood, and Charlie Brown were among the many familiar faces who made walk-on appearances. Sam and his assistant discussed the inner workings and hidden secrets of life within the panel borders. This type of self-referential humor, called 'metacomics' by scholar Thomas Inge, had been explored previously by Al Capp, Ernie Bushmiller, and Walt Kelly and has been used on a more regular basis by such contemporary cartoonists as Garry Trudeau, Berke Breathed, and Bill Griffith. Sam's Strip, which never appeared in more than 60 newpapers, was too esoteric for most readers, and was t Publisher: Fantagraphics
Writer: Mort Walker, Jerry Dumas
Artist: Mort Walker, Jerry Dumas
Cover Artist: Mort Walker & Jerry Dumas
Page Count: 208
Product Code: SEP084031
ISBN: 9781560979722
Colors: black & white
Was: $22.99
IST price: $16.09
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