Mort Walker’s Private Scrapbook Hardcover – December 1, 2000
by Mort Walker (Author)
Many cartoonists have successfully caused brief splashes of excitement throughout history but simply don’t have what it takes to command the world’s attention for half a century. That is, unless you’re comic genius Mort Walker, beloved creator of the cartoon strips Hi and Lois and Beetle Bailey. Mort Walker’s Private Scrapbook provides a comprehensive look at the life and work of this suave cartoonist for his legions of fans and aficionados of the comic world alike. In this extensive work painstakingly compiled by Walker over the course of two years, he collects his earliest artwork, reveals who his characters are based on, follows the development of his creations, and relates a fascinating perspective about the evolution of the cartooning world. This full-color scrapbook is a unique glimpse into the window of cartooning that only award-winning veteran artist Mort Walker could provide. This book will be essential for comic strip historians, collectors, and faithful fans.
About the Author
Mort Walker has been an integral part of the cartooning world for over half a century through his comic strips Hi and Lois and Beetle Bailey. He is heavily involved in the workings of the National Cartoonists Society and the Newspaper Features Council. He has also left his mark as the founder of the International Museum of Cartoon Art and Hall of Fame in Boca Raton, Florida. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.
I LAUGHED UNTIL IT HURT!
By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 12, 2001
Mort Walker is truly a gifted man. This book chronicles his life, drawings he made as a child which ultimately led to a career as a cartoonist. We are treated to the other strips Mort Walker breathed comic life into; we are introduced to “Hi & Lois,” a spin off of “Beetle Bailey.” (Lois is Beetle’s cousin).
Camp Swampy is one of the FUNNIEST comic stops in the funny paper! Sarge, Beetle Bailey, Gen. Half-Track and the gang are a SCREAM! I actually wiped tears of laughter from my eyes when I read this book. Beetle Bailey is truly one of the FUNNIEST strips to ever grace the newspaper!
We, the readers, are treated to the evolution of Beetle Bailey, indolent college student to Beetle Bailey, the work dodging private. We watch the metamorphasis of Sarge from a slightly husky man to the large, lovable irate officer he became. We laugh with Cookie, who looks like Sarge in a chef’s hat. We scream over bunny-toothed Zero, Ms. Buxley, the aptly named secretary and General Half-Track, who’s eyes never leave Ms. Buxley. The entire Camp Swampy crew will have you in stitches! This is truly a brilliant work that will leave you wanting more.
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; First Edition edition (December 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.2 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds