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  • For @cunch: a photo of the book I grew up reading cover to cover, a book so dear that I stole it from my father when I turned 18. e. e. cummings’ forward make Krazy Kat into an allegory of democracy, but I read it as a metaphor for domestic violence, these days. Herriman started making comics in 1908 with the Dingbat Family. Going back and reading this, and Krazy Kat, just drives home how insanely modern he was. Imagine the characters in an Edith Wharton novel reading Krazy Kat—the mind revolts. But they were contemporaries, and “Gibson” girls doubtlessly did giggle over Krazy, in the full flush of the Edwardian era, daintily smoking cigarettes in their bedrooms late at night.  (Taken with instagram)

    For @cunch: a photo of the book I grew up reading cover to cover, a book so dear that I stole it from my father when I turned 18. e. e. cummings’ forward make Krazy Kat into an allegory of democracy, but I read it as a metaphor for domestic violence, these days. Herriman started making comics in 1908 with the Dingbat Family. Going back and reading this, and Krazy Kat, just drives home how insanely modern he was. Imagine the characters in an Edith Wharton novel reading Krazy Kat—the mind revolts. But they were contemporaries, and “Gibson” girls doubtlessly did giggle over Krazy, in the full flush of the Edwardian era, daintily smoking cigarettes in their bedrooms late at night. (Taken with instagram)

    1. ferburton reblogged this from 3liza and added:
      I love Krazy Kat, the art is amazing. Such great use of a page in it’s story telling.
    2. heyreallygiger reblogged this from 3liza and added:
      I have quite a few books I’ve read the covers off of, but this one I read into individual pages which I still find...
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