We recently learned that SKIPPY volume 2 has been nominated again for a prestigious Eisner Award, and we’re delighted! We’re especially pleased because Hormel keeps trying to destroy Skippy’s identity by advertising its “nutty” Skippy brand as famous since 1933. So little Skippy holds his own in using humor to speak truth to corporate power and greed. Percy Crosby didn’t create his famous character to enable infringers to become rich by bullying tactics and corruption. SKIPPY volume 3 will be released in late August, and we have other exciting plans to be announced, so stay tuned!
Skippy Vol. 2: Complete Dailies 1928-1930
by Percy Crosby
Edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney, Designed by Lorraine Turner, Biographical essay by Jared Gardner
Continuing the first-ever series to reprint the legendary Skippy comic strips by Percy Crosby. Volume two contains all daily comics from 1928 through 1930. The introduction details Crosby's life during Skippy's transition from Life magazine to the newspaper page and those first years of the strip's wild success. Illustrated with many photographs and rare artwork from the collection of the cartoonist's daughter, Joan Crosby Tibbetts, and Skippy, Inc..
Read Reviews by Michael Taub of the Washington Times and by Mark Squirek
9.5" x 8.5" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 340 pp, $49.99, ISBN: 978-1-61377-589-9.