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Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising, 1870s1940s
 
 
Author
Rick Marschall & Warren Bernard, eds.
Publisher Fantagraphics  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 13 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9781606993996
Pages/Publication Date 126/2011
Daedalus Item Code 24013
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A blend of comics, pop culture, and Americana, this oversized, beautifully printed book offers a lively collection of print advertising from the 1890s through World War II featuring cartoon characters and their creators. With reproductions of Buster Brown Shoe campaigns, Dr. Seuss's cartoons for "Flit" bug spray, "Pepsi and Pete" by Rube Goldberg, and Little Orphan Annie's famous Ovaltine campaign, Drawing Power examines the phenomenon of the comic strip as a commercial medium driven by competition, commerce, and advertising.

"Herein you'll find Peter Arno, the sophisticated New Yorker cartoonist, endorsing Rheingold Extra Dry Beer; Mickey Mouse and pals flogging just about everything under the sun except, maybe, mousetraps; and Krazy Kat selling Gulfsteel Nails. They are all Joe Camel's ancestors."NYTimes

 
 
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