Elmo: An American Experiment: Volume One: Daily Comic Strips 10/28/46 to 8/48

September 25, 2019 - Comment

Created by journeyman political cartoonist Cecil Jensen, ELMO plopped onto the American comics page in the fall of 1946. With an absurd cool worthy of Nathanael West and dust-dry humor on par with W. C. Fields or S. J. Perelman, ELMO was the right idea at the wrong time. Exiled from his own strip within

Buy Now! $14.99Amazon.com Price
(as of October 20, 2019 4:30 pm GMT+0000 - Details)

Created by journeyman political cartoonist Cecil Jensen, ELMO plopped onto the American comics page in the fall of 1946. With an absurd cool worthy of Nathanael West and dust-dry humor on par with W. C. Fields or S. J. Perelman, ELMO was the right idea at the wrong time. Exiled from his own strip within two years, this can-do Candide shoulda been a contender. Though a blip on the national radar, ELMO dropped H-bombs of quirky humor, surprising violence and a cast of craven, conniving and quixotic characters. Beautifully delineated by a master of old-school cartooning, ELMO has never been reprinted in book form. The strips have been restored from the best available examples by Eisner Award-winning comics creator and popcult historian FRANK M. YOUNG. It’s absolutely delicious—as advertised!

Comments

Write a comment