Walker, Brian. The Comics: Since 1945.
York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. 336pp. ISBN 0810934817
for 2006 paperback edition [courtesy
of Brian Walker]
- Front flap, add: "The Comics Since 1945
is the companion volume to The Comics Before 1945 by
Brian Walker, published by Harry N. Abrams in 2004."
- Back flap:
photo - "Photo credit: Fran Collin"
- Back flap: New author bio
- Pg. 7, col. 1, par. 3, last
sentence: "In 1889 Pulitzer added cartoons to the Sunday
World, and in 1893, when he obtained a color press, he launched one
of the first Sunday color comics sections."
- Pg. 9, col. 1, par. 2, first
sentence: "Richard Felton Outcault, the father of
the funnies, had in one short year defined the form and content of
the American newspaper comic feature."
- Pg. 12, Doonesbury Sunday page,
black-and-white art with color art
- Pg. 15, col. 1, last paragraph,
first sentence: "By writing off the
last half- century of comic-strip history, some scholars
overlook the contributions of great talents like..."
- Pg. 17, chapter break, caption
under art: "LOWIZIE from BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH by
Fred Lasswell. © King Features Syndicate, Inc."
- Pg. 60, col. 2, par. 1, first
sentence: "Zekley, who drew himself in the strip
- Pg. 60, caption for bottom strip:
"(Zeke Zekley in third panel)"
- Pg. 76, caption for top strip:
"MAD SATIRE - Pogum
(POGO spoof) by Wally Wood, © 1961 E.C.
Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by
permission. Courtesy of David Applegate."
- Pg. 97, col. 1, par. 1, last
sentence: "He founded the Museum of Cartoon
Art in 1974, and served as president of the National
Cartoonists Society and
vice-presidentof the Newspaper Comics Council.
- Pg. 102, col. 2, par. 1,
second-to-last-sentence: "'You must have been looking
through my window, because the same thing happened to me,' she
- Pg. 165, col. 2, par. 3, second
sentence: "In 1984 he told newspaper editors they
had to run Doonesbury at 44 picas in width (7 5/16 inches), instead of
a new industry standard of 38.6 picas (6 7/16 inches), or not
run it at all."
- Pg. 191, credit line under top
strip: "All For Better or For Worse strips
© Lynn Johnston Productions, Inc. Distributed by
Universal Press Syndicate. All rights reserved."
- Pg. 193, For Better or For Worse
Sunday page, 3/31/ 91:
replace black-and- white art with color art
- Pg. 219, chapter break, caption
under art: "CALVIN AND HOBBES by
Bill Watterson. © WATTERSON. Used by
permission of Universal Press Syndicate. All rights
- Pg. 227, col. 2, par. 5, second
In March 1986 the second-most-
profitable syndicate, King Features, under the leadership of
Joe D'Angelo, absorbed the seventh-largest, Cowles (formerly known as
the Register and Tribune Syndicate)."
- Pg. 230, credit line on right
side of panel: "THE FAR SIDE ® by Gary
Larson. © 1982 FarWorks, Inc. All rights
reserved. Used with permission."
- Pg. 230, col. 1, par. 2, last
sentence: "A deluxe, two-volume,
slipcased collection of every single Far Side cartoon (4,081
to be exact), with a comprehensive introduction by Gary
Larson, was published by Andrews McMeel in the fall of 2003."
- Pg. 246, col. 1, last sentence:
"Brady was nominated four times for the Reuben Award in the 1990s and
finally won in 2004."
- Pg. 250, credit line for top
strip: "BETTY BOOP AND FELIX Sunday page by
the Walker Brothers, © 6/16/85 King Features
- Pg. 276, col. 2, par. 2, second
sentence: "Three of the most successful
new features of the decade - Baby Blues, Mutts and Zits -
blended traditional themes with fresh
- Pg. 277, col. 2, par. 2, last
sentence: "Zoe aged slowly and was joined by baby
brother Hamish in 1995 and sister Wren in 2002."
- Pg. 281, col. 2, par. 2, fifth
sentence: "The U.S. Postal Service released
a series of twenty commemorative comic-strip stamps on October
- Pg. 285, Dennis the Menace Sunday
black-and- white art with color art
- Pg. 316, col. 2, last par., first
sentence: "Zits was voted the Best Comic Strip of
the Year in 1999 and 2000 and, in 2002, it passed the
1,000-newspaper plateau and Jerry Scott won the Reuben Award."
- Pg. 322, credit line for bottom
strip: "GET FUZZY Sunday page by Darby
Conley. © 9/17/2000 Darby
Conley. Distributed by United Feature Syndicate, Inc."
- Pg. 323: replace top strip, "Big Nate,"
with "Pearls Before Swine." Credit line:
"PEARLS BEFORE SWINE daily strip by Stephan Pastis. ©
1/31/2002 Stephan Pastis. Distributed by United
Feature Syndicate, Inc."
- Pg. 323: replace third
strip, "Betty," with "Soup to Nutz." Credit line:
"SOUP TO NUTZ daily strip by Rick Stromoski. ©
4/19/2005 by Rick Stromoski. Distributed by NEA, Inc."
- Pg. 326, Blondie Sunday page,
black-and-white art with new color art
- Pg. 327, Doonesbury Sunday page,
color art with new color art
- Pg. 328, col. 1, par. 4, first
line: "American Color - “Andy Olsen"
- Pg. 328, col. 1, under ARTICLES:
two to line thirteen (after: "The following cartoon-related periodicals
are no longer being published:") "Cartoonist PROfiles. 146
issues were published quarterly between March 1969 and June 2005 by
Cartoonist PROfiles, Inc. 281 Bayberry Lane, Westport, CT 06430."
- Pg. 328, col. 1, under ARTICLES,
line 4: "Comic Buyer's Guide. Published monthly
by F + W Publications, Inc. 700 E. State St., Iola, WE 54990."
- Pg. 328, col. 1, under ARTICLES,
line 8: "Editor &
Publisher. Published monthly by BPI Communications,
Inc. 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003."
- Pg. 333, col. 2, last paragraph,
last sentence: "Fantagraphics Books of Seattle
has published collections of Dennis the Menace, Peanuts, Pogo, Prince
Valiant and Zippy."
David A. [review.] International
Journal of Comic Art 5.2 (Fall 2003): 450-452.