Loac Essentials Volume 3: Polly And Her Pals 1933 by Cliff SterrettLoac Essentials Volume 3: Polly And Her Pals 1933 by Cliff Sterrett

Loac Essentials Volume 3: Polly And Her Pals 1933

byCliff SterrettEditorDean MullaneyContribution byCliff Sterrett

Hardcover | September 10, 2013

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Debuting in 1912 as one of the earliest "pretty girl" strips, by 1933, Polly and Her Pals had become the world's premier surrealistic comic strip. In the mid-twenties, Cliff Sterrett had entered his peak period, developing a new style replete with Art Deco decorations, abstract backgrounds, and distinctively surreal perspectives—all within the context of a downright hilarious situation comedy. Sterrett's Sunday pages (also collected by The Library of American Comics) have long been hailed as individual masterpieces, but his daily strips—due to their rarity—have eluded archivists for the past ninety years. The discovery by The Library of American Comics of syndicate proofs for some early 1930s dailies—plus new information about Sterrett's involvement with a Maine-based artist colony—fills a major hole in comics history. The strips reprinted here—the complete year of 1933 dailies—show Sterrett at his most inventive, building gags upon gags within one- and two-week continuities, culminating in a spectacular holiday story in which the entire cast—Polly, Maw and Paw Perkins, cousin Ashur, Neewah, and the rest of the outrageous Perkins household—is transfigured into living, breathing Christmas dolls.

LOAC Essentials reprints, one year at a time, the daily newspaper strips that are essential to comics history, in a format that preserves, as closely as possible, the original reader experience. By reproducing the strips one per page in an oblong format, it allows us to have the experience of reading the comics one day at a time. Each volume contains seminal strips that are unique creations in their right and also contributed to the advancement of the medium, along with panel-by-panel annotations.
Samuel Clifford Sterrett was born on December 12, 1883, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. When he was eighteen, an Anglican minister became his patron and helped send the future cartoonist to the Chase School in New York. After two years of study, he was hired at the New York Herald, where he became friends with fellow comic strip pioneers s...
Title:Loac Essentials Volume 3: Polly And Her Pals 1933Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 11.88 × 4.56 × 1.13 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:IDW PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613776985

ISBN - 13:9781613776988

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Editorial Reviews

"[Cliff Sterett's] imagination, skill, and pure joy in his work shine through on every page." —Mark Squirek, New York Journal of Books

"More than 50 years later, it’s difficult to explain why Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent creation never quite took flight. To be sure, “Polly” was way ahead of its time." —Michael Taube, The Washington Post