THE COMPLETE MILT GROSS COMIC BOOKS & LIFE STORY IDW HARDCOVER HC YOE MC | eBayThis beautifully designed book collects the complete comic book stories of comic genius Milt Gross, culled from rare, impossible-to-track-down comic books of the 40s, which have been lovingly restored. In addition to exhuming every one of Gross' wild and crazy comic book stories, this tome shares rarephotos, sketches, and unpublished art, including the previously unknown cover to the Milt Gross Funnies 3! Buy it now. Gross was the dean of funny cartoonists, influencing everyone from Bob Clampett and Harvey Kurtzman to R. He pioneered what we call today the graphic novel, worked in animation, wrote songs, coined slang, had a long running newspaper comic strip and directed two insane MGM cartoons in the s I've embedded one of them, Jitterbug Follies , below. He precedes this with a 38 page detailed history of Milt Gross, loaded with rare cartoons, advertisements, still photos and frame grabs that are worth the price of the book alone.
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Most people probably don't know who Milt Gross is, but in the s and s he was a cartoonist beloved by millions for his zany, frenetic comic strips and was hailed as "America's Great Yiddish Humorist. The page monster of a book includes a page biography, which tells the story of how Gross went to work with Charlie Chaplin and Joan Crawford, and how he created his famous at the time characters and comic strips such as Nize Baby, Izzy Human, Babbling Brooks, Frenchy, Kinney B. The remaining plus pages are devoted to full color reprints from extremely rare s Gross comic book stories, which are still funny in the same way that I Love Lucy , The Honeymooners , and The Flintstones are. Gross perfected a unique comic Yinglish, a linguistic marriage of Yiddish and English. It permeated his work, particularly in his written and illustrated newspaper column Gross Exaggerations and its resulting compilation book, Nize Baby.