Barnaby Volume Three by Crockett JohnsonBarnaby Volume Three by Crockett Johnson

Barnaby Volume Three

byCrockett JohnsonContribution byCrockett Johnson, Jack Morley

Hardcover | May 31, 2016

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Vol. 3 collects the newspaper strip's postwar years of1946–1947, continuing five-year-old Barnaby Baxter and hisFairy Godfather J.J. O’Malley’smisadventures. Bumbling but endearing, Mr. O’Malley rarelygets his magic to work—even when he consults his FairyGodfather’s Handy Pocket Guide. The true magic of Barnabyresides in its canny mix of fantasy and satire, amplified by the understatedelegance of Crockett Johnson’s clean, spare art. In itscombination of Johnson’s sly wit andO’Malley’s amiable windbaggery, achild’s feeling of wonder and an adult’swariness, highly literate jokes and a keen eye for the ridiculous, Barnabyexpanded our sense of what comics can do.
Crockett Johnson, pen name for David Johnson Leisk, was born October, 20, 1906 in New York City. He studied art at Cooper Union in 1924 and New York University in 1925. He wrote political cartoons for the New Masses from 1940-1943. In 1942, his popular character Barnaby first appeared in the newspaper, PM, and was later syndicated into...
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Title:Barnaby Volume ThreeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 10.1 × 6.4 × 1.4 inPublished:May 31, 2016Publisher:Fantagraphics BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1606998234

ISBN - 13:9781606998236

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