The Resource Krazy : George Herriman, a life in black and white, Michael Tisserand

Krazy : George Herriman, a life in black and white, Michael Tisserand

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Krazy : George Herriman, a life in black and white
Title
Krazy
Title remainder
George Herriman, a life in black and white
Statement of responsibility
Michael Tisserand
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The creator of the greatest comic strip in history finally gets his due--in an eye-opening biography that lays bare the truth about his art, his heritage, and his life on America's color line. A native of nineteenth-century New Orleans, George Herriman came of age as an illustrator, journalist, and cartoonist in the boomtown of Los Angeles and the wild metropolis of New York. Appearing in the biggest newspapers of the early twentieth century--including those owned by William Randolph Hearst--Herriman's Krazy Kat cartoons quickly propelled him to fame. Although fitfully popular with readers of the period, his work has been widely credited with elevating cartoons from daily amusements to anarchic art. Herriman used his work to explore the human condition, creating a modernist fantasia that was inspired by the landscapes he discovered in his travels--from chaotic urban life to the Beckett-like desert vistas of the Southwest. Yet underlying his own life--and often emerging from the contours of his very public art--was a very private secret: known as "the Greek" for his swarthy complexion and curly hair, Herriman was actually African American, born to a prominent Creole family that hid its racial identity in the dangerous days of Reconstruction. Drawing on exhaustive original research into Herriman's family history, interviews with surviving friends and family, and deep analysis of the artist's work and surviving written records, Michael Tisserand brings this little-understood figure to vivid life, paying homage to a visionary artist who helped shape modern culture
Summary
A biography of the creator of the wildly popular Krazy Kat comic describes how the 19th-century New Orleans native hid his African-American racial identity in order to advance his art and career
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
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10544491
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tisserand, Michael
Dewey number
709
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Krazy Kat (Fictitious character)
Target audience
adult
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George Herriman, a life in black and white
Label
Krazy : George Herriman, a life in black and white, Michael Tisserand
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_350826&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062098054-HUS955107-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062098054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Krazy : George Herriman, a life in black and white, Michael Tisserand
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_350826&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062098054-HUS955107-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062098054
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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