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Harvey, Robert C. Children of the Yellow Kid. The Evolution of the American Comic Strip. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1999. (176 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0295977787
BibTeX citation key: Harvey1999a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Ausstellungskatalog, Historischer Überblick, Schaffensprozess, Zeitungsstrip
Creators: Harvey
Publisher: Univ. of Washington Press (Seattle)
Before Snoopy, before Brenda Starr, there was the Yellow Kid, created by Richard Outcault for the New York World in 1895. With the Yellow Kid (a.k.a. Mickey Dugan), a new narrative medium was created, with multiple panels and speech balloons as defining elements.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements (7)
Brian Walker: Foreword. The State of the Art (9)

Introduction. Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip (15)
1. Origin of a New Species (17)
2. Fine-Tuning the Form and Widening the Focus (33)
3. Continuity: Soap Opera and Adventure and the Advent of the Illustrator (69)
4. Of Infinite Jest: A Gag-a-Day (113)
5. Comics with a Conscience: Satire and Social Commentary (135)

A Brief Bibliography (166)
Richard V. West: Afterword. Comics as Ding an Sich: A Note on Means and Media (169)
Index (173)
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