On July 29, 1910, George Herriman added a small horizontal panel across the bottom of his syndicated newspaper strip “The Dingbat Family.” The images had nothing to do with the story above, but here for the first time a mouse threw a brick at a cat’s head and Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse were born! George Herriman’s work has since hung in museums and been the subject of academic treatises. This anniversary celebration by Craig Yoe will be a unique collection of art, essays, memorabilia, and biography that will highlight the art and career of the first genius of the comics.
Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman. 224 pages. Hardcover.