In this ground-breaking book, lavishly illustrated with over 600 previously un-reprinted manic, disruptive comics from such masters as George Herriman, E.C. Segar and Rube Goldberg, Eisner Award nominee Paul C. Tumey traces the development of screwball newspaper comics from 1880 to 1950 through the lives and careers of 15 extraordinary cartoonists with new research and insights.
Paul C. Tumey is a writer and artist in Seattle, Washington. He was nominated for an Eisner Award as co-editor of Foolish Questions and Other Odd Observations by Rube Goldberg, co-edited and wrote for The Art of Rube Goldberg, and wrote the introduction to LOAC Essentials: The Bungle Family and Thimble Theatre and the pre-Popeye Cartoons of E.C. Segar. He writes a column for The Comics Journal.