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Thursday, May 6, 2010

How To Read Wolverton’s The Culture Corner

Is your brain drained?  Is your soul cold?  Does your ticker need a snicker?  Then arrange your face with a grin in place and raise your gaze to The Culture Corner by Basil Wolverton.

Fantagraphics has just published this comprehensive collection of a rare and genuinely silly strip by a great cartoonist.

Wolverton reveled in proposing utterly outlandish approaches to routine daily tasks.  While the comparison is often made to Rube Goldberg, Wolverton’s wackiness lay in the activity, rather than in the mechanism created to perform the activity.

The collection will crack you up, especially if you enjoy goofy phrases.  Wolverton was a master of the craft, as you can easily see.

Collecting the entire run of The Culture Corner in one place, along with the penciled roughs of another 33 previously unpublished strips, this book is an awesome addition to any collection.  Be a Joe in the Know!  Read The Culture Corner.

The Culture Corner by Basil Wolverton, introduction by Monte Wolverton.  Collecting 100 original strips, beautifully restored and incredibly funny.  Thirty of the strips are previously unpublished roughs, and in addition the collection includes the pencil roughs of a number of the published strips.  The roughs are very detailed, nearly finished versions of the strips.  It’s a must-have for any fan of cartooning.  Fantagraphics, hardcover, $22.99.


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2 Responses to “How To Read Wolverton’s The Culture Corner”

  1. John Platt Says:

    Already ordered! That mailman had better be speedy!

  2. Chris Says:

    I just got mine yesterday. It’s an amazing collection!!! Again, we are living in great times comic-wise. So many fantastic, lovingly produced are coming out!!!

    I received Culture Corner along with the King Aroo Vol. 1 collection. I almost soiled myself. =)

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