Loac Essentials Volume 5 The Bungle Family 1930

Loac Essentials Volume 5 The Bungle Family 1930

Book Title: Loac Essentials Volume 5 The Bungle Family 1930

Author: Cliff Sterrett

Format: Hardback | 336 pages

Publication Date: 15 Jul 2014

ISBN-13: 9781613779583

"The Bungle Family ... is my favorite book of 2014." -Dan Nadel, The
Comics Journal

"I took a chance based on the good name of the LOAC and
The Bungle Family paid off in ways I never imagined possible. It proves yet
again that great art never dies." - Greg Barbrick,
cinemasentries.com


Art Spiegelman called The
Bungle Family "the most underrated comic strip in our history." Bill
Blackbeard wrote, "There has been nothing like it in comic strips since."
Hogan's Alley magazine proclaimed, "The Bungle Family was about as
wholly an adult comic strip as the field has ever known." Yet only sporadic
examples of Harry J. Tuthill's masterpiece have been available to modern
readers. This volume - collecting the complete 1930 dailies -
remedies that situation. The strip revolves around a squabbling couple, George
and Josephine Bungle, apartment dwellers who are constantly at odds with not
only each other, but with their neighbors, landlords, relatives, and just about
anyone who crosses their paths - constantly conniving and scheming for
financial or social advantage, and trying to marry their daughter, Peggy, to a
rich prospect (including the recurring con man, J. Oakdale Hartford, who figures
prominently in this volume).

The Bungle Family displays no visual
panache; rather, it's Tuthill's deft ability to define characters and his
engrossing writing style that is the strip's core. Perhaps no other comic strip
better defines LOAC Essentials' mission to reprint the daily newspaper
strips that are essential to comics history in yearly volumes so we can have an
experience similar to what newspapers readers had may decades ago -
reading the comics one day at a time.

"The Bungle Family ... is my
favorite book of 2014." -Dan Nadel, The Comics Journal

"I took a chance
based on the good name of the LOAC and The Bungle Family paid off in ways I
never imagined possible. It proves yet again that great art never dies." - Greg
Barbrick, cinemasentries.com