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Meanwhile... A Biography of Milton Caniff


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Catawiki number: 155129
Category: Comic Books
Title: Meanwhile... A Biography of Milton Caniff
Series / hero: Meanwhile... A Biography of Milton Caniff
Collection / set: Fantagraphics Books publications
Issue Number:  
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Artist: Caniff, Milton
Writer / scripter: Harvey, Robert C.
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Release Year: 2007
Cover Type: Hard cover with dust jacket
Print Run: First edition
Colouring: Not coloured
ISBN: 1-56097-782-5
Number produced:  
Number of Pages: 952
Dimensions: 16.10 x 23.60 cm
Type: Background information
Language / dialect: English
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Milton Caniff was one of the most influential American cartoonists of the 20th century. He rose to prominence during World War II when he took the characters in his Terry and the Pirates strip into the war. The trenchant pragmatic patriotism of the strip warmed hearts and steeled nerves on the home front as well as the battlefront (one of his strips was read into the Congressional Record). He went on to create Steve Canyon, which was syndicated from 1947 to Caniff's death in 1988. Meanwhile... traces Caniff's life from the cradle to the grave, examining the artistic innovations and work routines of a nationally distributed cartoonist whose career was central to the development of the art form, and marking the milestones in the development of the comic strip that Caniff established. Caniff reshaped the medium and set standards by which all storytelling strips were subsequently judged. He created many colorful characters, including the stalwart Pat Ryan from Terry and the Pirates, Burma the shady lady, and, most memorable of all, the Dragon Lady, a beautiful but mysteriously menacing pirate queen who turned Chinese patriot during the War. While Meanwhile... provides a biography of Caniff and analyzes his storytelling techniques, it also serves as a history of the medium and reveals the inner workings of the syndicate business (at which Caniff was as expert as he was at cartooning). The book charts Caniff's rise to fame and fortune, then recounts the decline of his strip Steve Canyon's popularity (whose protagonist served as an unofficial spokesman for the U.S. Air Force from the Korean War until the end of the strip in 1988) when the same brand of patriotism that had inspired admiration during World War II provoked protest during Vietnam, a bittersweet conclusion to a career spent producing a daily feature for 55 years, a record that would stand for a generation.
Submission date: 02-12-2008 23:46:20
Submitted by: alkyoto
Last updated on: 07-10-2013 21:41:33
Last updated by: Andre-Hendrik
Catawiki Catalogue value
Mint: € 35.00
Fine: € 32.50
Good: € 30.00
Fair: € 25.00
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Series / hero: Meanwhile... A Biography of Milton Caniff
Artist: Caniff, Milton
Writer / scripter: Harvey, Robert C.
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