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Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics #2020

Sam s Strip The Comic About Comics Sam s Strip broke fourth wall to a new level playing with the basic elements of the cartoon form experimenting with different art styles and featuring famous characters from other strips Sam and his

  • Title: Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics
  • Author: Mort Walker
  • ISBN: 9781560979722
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sam's Strip: The Comic About Comics By Mort Walker, Sam s Strip broke fourth wall to a new level, playing with the basic elements of the cartoon form, experimenting with different art styles and featuring famous characters from other strips Sam and his cartoonist assistant owned and operated the comic strip they inhabited Krazy Kat, Dagwood, Charlie Brown and many other characters made walk on appearances Sam and his assSam s Strip broke fourth wall to a new level, playing with the basic elements of the cartoon form, experimenting with different art styles and featuring famous characters from other strips Sam and his cartoonist assistant owned and operated the comic strip they inhabited Krazy Kat, Dagwood, Charlie Brown and many other characters made walk on appearances Sam and his assistant discussed the inner workings and hidden secrets of life within the panel borders This collection features the cult classic s complete 20 month run, almost 510 daily strips Mort Walker and Jerry Dumas provide first hand accounts of the creation of the strip and other rare, behind the scenes material, including unpublished sketches, original artwork, photographs and sales brochures.
    Sam s Strip Sam s Strip The Comic About Comics Mar , Originated by Dumas with frequent collaborator Mort Walker, the prolific creator of BEETLE BAILEY, SAM S STRIP ran from October to June The conceit was that businessman Sam and his unnamed assistant owned and operated the comic strip in which they existed, and they were fully aware of their status as funny drawings. Sam s in the Strip Penn Avenue , Pittsburgh, PA Sam s in the Strip Penn Avenue , Pittsburgh, PA . Sams Strip All The Tropes Wiki Fandom Sam s Strip was a comic strip created by Mort Walker of Beetle Bailey fame and Jerry Dumas It originally ran from to , but was later retooled and brought back in on that later During its original run, the strip concerned itself with businessman Sam and his nameless Sam s Strip The Comic About Comics review Den of Geek May , Sam himself is a comic strip writer, confusing the narrative voice in a way that lets the comic get away with its metacomical hijinx without causing uncomfortable jarring with Sam s Strip The Comic About Comics MSU Surplus Store Standard Sales All items are offered for sale on an as is basis with no warranty or guarantee All sales are final, and there are no returns We employ due diligence to ensure accurate item descriptions are placed online and the MSU Surplus Store staff are available to answer questions with regards to condition and or contents prior to purchase.

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    1. I first came across this strip by Jerry Dumas Mort Walker in late, very lamented Fantagrahics Nemo, The Classic Comics Library magazine in the early 90s From that point I wanted a collection and jumped on this when it was published The strip somewhat lacks direction and as a result it s not entirely successful The premise is that Sam runs his own comic strip and a fair portion of the strip deals with that premise And when it does it s metatextual brilliance And the appearances of comic strip cha [...]

    2. It is a metacomic that ran for just over a year and a half in the early 60s, arguably ahead of its time, but also rather unfunny for the most part The best parts of it are the walk ons by characters from other comics, which are extraordinarily rendered So much so that they highlight the sloppiness of the comic s main characters I guess Dumas was a better mimic than an artist But I definitely see why Fantagraphics has published this, it is too weird and unbelievable to allow to sink into total ob [...]

    3. The artist writes, Some of these strips look fine, others are just OK, while others fill me with dismay A few are pretty bad I agree At its best, Sam s Strip was wonderfully inventive with a concept so flexible that Dumas and Walker could do nearly any type of gag Much credit for that The best of these are for the ages, but most are not the best There are three Shakespeare references.

    4. Very meta humor that misses a little often than it lands There s a ton of potential here but it s easy to see why it was cancelled so early A little ahead of its time and just not quite good enough to build a lasting audience Your enjoyment will depend on your knowledge of the other strips and politics of the era.

    5. I really enjoyed the meta ness of the whole thing, but I wish it had been funnier Unfortunately, a lot of the gags fall flat But, man, there are some real howlers in there that made me guffaw and scare my fellow mass transit passengers.

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