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Willard Mullin's Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings 1934-1972 #2020

Willard Mullin s Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings In Fantagraphics ceaseless effort to rediscover every world class cartoonist in the history of the medium we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form sports cartooning and to its great

  • Title: Willard Mullin's Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings 1934-1972
  • Author: Willard Mullin Hal Brock Michael Powers
  • ISBN: 9781606996393
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Willard Mullin's Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings 1934-1972 By Willard Mullin Hal Brock Michael Powers, In Fantagraphics ceaseless effort to rediscover every world class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form sports cartooning and to its greatest practitioner Willard Mullin The years 1930 1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields BabIn Fantagraphics ceaseless effort to rediscover every world class cartoonist in the history of the medium, we turn your attention to a neglected part of the art form sports cartooning and to its greatest practitioner Willard Mullin The years 1930 1970 were the Golden Age of both American sports and American comic strips, when giants strode their respective fields Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron in one, George Krazy Kat Herriman, Milton Steve Canyon Caniff, Walt Pogo Kelly in the other and Mullin was there, straddling both fields, recording every major player and event in the mid 20th century history of baseball Mullin was to baseball players what Bill Mauldin was to soldiers advocate and critic, investing them with personality, humanity, dignity, and poignancy Mauldin had Willie Joe and Mullin had the Brooklyn Bum, his affectionate 1939 character representing the bedraggled figure of the Brooklyn Dodgers Willard Mullin s Golden Age of Baseball Drawings 1934 1972 collects for the first time Mullin s best drawings devoted to baseball depictions of players like Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Sandy Koufax, legendary managers like Casey Stengel and George Steinbrenner, and events like Lou Gehrig s emotional retirement speech on July 4, 1939, for which Mullin not only drew a portrait but composed a poem which he often incorporated into his cartoons Mullin s fluid line and delicate but vigorous brushwork are shown to beautiful effect, with many drawings reproduced from original art See why millions of baseball fans from the 30s to the 70s looked forward to Mullin s cartoons in their daily paper Mullins was voted Sports Cartoonist of the Century upon his retirement by his peers, and his legacy has been summed up by New Yorker cartoonist Bob Staake, who wrote, Mullin defined the modern sports cartoon by combining representative portraiture, cartoonish doodlery, and editorial commentary part news account, part personal observation, his cartoons celebrated sport for its entertainment, cultural, and artistic value.

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    1 thought on “Willard Mullin's Golden Age Of Baseball Drawings 1934-1972

    1. A trove of memories for anyone into the history of major league baseball, especially New York City baseball, especially from about 1940 1970 In other words, the audience is pretty narrow, but it s well served in this retrospective I rated it 4 rather than 5 because while Mullin s drawings are rendered well, the text accompanying them is pedestrian at best.

    2. I got to enjoy Mullin s cartoons in my early years of following baseball So this book is a nostalgia trip, plus I get to see the ones I missed by not being born His cartoons are carefully crafted and informative, sometimes with a slight edge but never mean The editors have supplied enough accompanying text to understand the context of the cartoons Then there s a lot text that doesn t need to be there.

    3. A very nice book about a dying art of the sports cartoon Growing up in NYC I saw some of Mullins later works and always enjoyed them He drew the cover of the first New York Mets yearbook and used his grandson as an inspiration He s also the man who first drew the Brooklyn Dodger Bum The cartoons shown here are very well drawn and defined There s enough commentary to give you the context of the cartoon.

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