Format: Boxed Set/Slip Case/Casebound
Dimensions: 1056 pages, 8 × 10 × 10 in
Published: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1606992988
ISBN - 13: 9781606992982
About the Book
Complete collection of Gahan Wilson's comic strips, including pieces from Playboy and National Lampoon.
From the Publisher
Wilson is among the most popular, widely read, and beloved cartoonists in the history of the medium, whose career spans the second half of the 20th century and all of the 21st. His work has been seen by millions - no, hundreds of millions - in the pages of Playboy (Wilson appeared in every issue of Playboy from the December 1957 issue to today), The New Yorker and many other magazines. Wilson ridicules everything from state sponsored executions to teenage dating with hilarious satirical jabs. Although Wilson is known for his black comedy, this three-volume set truly demonstrates the depth and breadth of his range. Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons is a testament to one of the funniest - and wickedly disturbing - cartoonists alive. It''s not only a perfect holiday gift for his legion of fans, but also has crossover appeal to those who favor the darker sensibilities of cartoonists such as Charles Addams or Edward Gorey.
About the Author
Neil Gaiman was born in 1960 in Portchester, England. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as "Time Out,""The Sunday Times,""Punch" and "The Observer." Gaiman's first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series "The Sandman." It is what Gaiman is most famous for and the series has won every major industry award, including the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award. "The Sandman" series has outsold both "Batman" and "Superman" comics, selling over a million copies a year. The collections have sold over 750,000 copies in both paperback and hardcover and Warner Bothers has optioned the rights to Sandman. Gaiman is the co-originator and co-editor of The Utterly Comic Relief, an organization which raises money to maintain First Amendment Rights for comic book creators. In 1991, the organization raised over 45,000 pounds for the Comic Relief Charity. Gaiman has also co-authored a book with Terry Pratchett called "Good Omens" and wrote "Ghastly Beyond Belief" in 1985 and "Don't Panic" in 1987. He has edited a book of poetry entitled "Now We Are Sick" and his essays have appeared in such publications as "Horror: 100 Best Books and 100 Great Detectives." Gaiman has also delved into children's books, writing "The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish" which was selected by "Newsweek" as one of the Best Ch