The spiritual ancestor to Peanuts, Calvin and Hobbes, and almost everyother kid strip ever created continues through the Depression, under threateningEuropean war. This fourth volume collects the complete daily strips from1934-1936, at the height of Crosby's one-man political and social crusade. Crosby influenced cartoonists from Charles Schulz to Walt Kelly to GarryTrudeau, and, perhaps more than any other cartoonist before him, broughtphilosophy and politics to the American newspaper comic strip.
In the end, itwould be his outspoken political and philosophical beliefs that would place himincreasingly outside the mainstream of 1940s American culture, ultimatelyleading to his exile from comics and his forced incarceration in a mentalinstitution for the last sixteen years of his life.
As a result of his tragicend, Crosby's remarkable contributions to American culture have beenlargely eclipsed, until now.
Bonus materials include many photographs and rareartwork from the collection of the cartoonist's daughter, Joan CrosbyTibbetts.