Walt and Skeezix: 1923-1924

"Gasoline Alley clearly belongs in the cannon as a deeply American masterwork of cartooning." -Time.com

Walt and Skeezix: Book Two collects the Gasoline Alley strips by the great American cartoonist Frank King from 1923 to 1924. King was the first cartoonist to have his characters age in real time and have modern story lines, a landmark conception for comic strips in the early twentieth century. There is a new eighty-page introduction by journalist Jeet Heer.


“Brilliant . . . Offering a serenely witty portrait of Wisconsin working-class life.” —New York magazine

Walt and Skeezix is a jewel of a book, a treasure just waiting to be discovered.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“What can be seen in this volume certainly qualifies it as one of the most loving and lyrical evocations of everyday life in American literature.” —The Star-Ledger (Newark)

“The strips are a treat to read, both for themselves and as historical documents; the accompanying commentaries delve into the background and values of Gasoline Alley and the life of a great, but overlooked, American cartoonist.” —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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