BOOK PREVIEW

George Herriman's Krazy + Ignatz in "Tiger Tea"



This wonderful book showcases Krazy's most surreal adventures, as depicted by Herriman in the famed "Tiger Tea" sequence (1936-'37). The Kat imbibes a strange brew called "Tiger Tea" and, all of a sudden, the roles between the characters switch and the strip is turned hilariously upside down. This is George Herriman at his best in the only extended narrative of his career, presented in the same era as Terry and the Pirates and Captain Easy.

 

Krazy & Ignatz in "Tiger Tea" includes a rare photo of Herriman sporting a Mexican sombrero and smoking a funny-looking cigarette. The introduction is by Paul Krassner, founder, editor, and a frequent contributor to the freethought magazine The Realist.


"A highly enjoyable collection!"
Marc Strom The NY Examiner

 

"Comics archaeologist Craig Yoe strikes again with Krazy + Ignatz in "Tiger Tea!"
Steve Bunche PublishersWeekly.com

Press

Praise for "Krazy Kat and the Art George Herriman: A Celebration":


"Before the world met a mouse named Mickey or a feline named Felix, there was Krazy Kat and his pals Ignatz Mouse and Offissa Pupp."
--Liesl Bradner, Los Angeles Times

"A handsome new book!"
--Dennis Drabelle, The Washington Post

"Craig Yoe has dug up never-published artwork, artifacts, and letters that will bring Herriman to life for the uninitiated while giving fans something new to feast on."
--Chris Nichols, LA Magazine

"Yoe's affection for the subject and its creator is clear from the loving attention to detail found from cover to cover."
--Robert Greenberger, ComicMix.com