Sunday, February 28, 2010

This was mainstream!

The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics (Abrams ComicArts) collects some of the best American children comics of the Golden Age. It features the works of Basil Wolverton, Carl Barks and many more.

A blurb at the back of the book says, “Comics: Not just for grown-ups anymore!” These comics were mainstream when they were published. A time when American comics have hardly matured; long before 1986.

Cultures change, and the arts go with them. This is why the Treasury is a treasure. You cannot expect comics of such styles to be produced these days. Do check this anthology out if you have the chance, even if you are an adult.

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