ROY CRANE - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 1975 CO-SIGNED BY: JIM IVEY - HFSID 9065
Sale Price $288.00
ROY CRANE, CO-SIGNED BY: JIM IVEY
Roy Crane signed this copy of Roy Crane's Wash Tubbs: The First Adventure Comic Strip , a collection of his Wash Tubbs comic strips, along with author Jim Ivey. Both included self-caricatures by their signatures.
Inscribed book signed "To Charles and/Pat Searle with/very best wishes/from Wash Tubbs/& Roy Crane" on flyleaf and "To my good friend, Charles!/J. Ivey '75" on title page, with self-caricatures from both Crane and Ivey by their signatures. 304 pages, 6½x10¼x1. Copy of Roy Crane's Wash Tubbs: The First Adventure Comic Strip by Gordon Campbell and Jim Ivey, with a foreword by Charles M. Schulz. Published by Luna Press in New York. ©1974 Newspaper Enterprise Association, Inc., introduction ©1974 Jim Ivey, forward ©1974 Charles Schulz. Hardcover. This book is a collection of selected Wash Tubbs strips between 1924 and 1930. CRANE (1901-1977, born Royston Campbell Crane, Jr. in Abilene, Texas) began drawing a humorous newspaper comic in 1924 featuring Wash Tubbs, a girl- and easy money-chaser. Bored with the humor and the workplace settings, Crane sent Tubbs on a treasure hunt. The strip gradually evolved from humor to adventure, especially after Tubbs joined up in 1929 with Captain Easy, essentially making him Easy's sidekick. When he changed publishers in 1943, Crane lost the rights to Tubbs and Captain Easy, so he created an even more popular action character, Buz Sawyer. His drawings became more careful and realistic; he even traveled to foreign locations to get the scenery right. Crane led a trend toward action strips. Many of those cartoonists, Milt Caniff for example, acknowledged his influence on their work. Crane won two Reuben Awards, the first for Cartoonist of the Year (1950). His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian and at the Louvre. IVEY, born in 1925, was a political cartoonist from 1949 to 1989. He had an uncluttered, even primitive style that rejected many of the conventions of editorial cartooning and ushered in an era of experimentation in editorial cartooning. Ivey's work was published in a number of newspapers and syndicated through the Chicago Tribune and Ben Roth Agency. He is also an author who has written numerous books on cartooning and, in 1974, helped to start the Orlandocon comic book and cartoon convention, which lasted until the comic book bust of the 1990s. Lightly toned. Pinhead-sized marks and stains and light scuff marks on cover. Light stains and foxing along page edges. Otherwise in fine condition.
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