Polly debuted in 1912 as one of the first “pretty girl” strips, but it was in 1925 that Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent Sunday pages entered their peak period, as he developed a style with distinctive surreal perspectives, abstract backgrounds, and bold, vibrant use of color. Art Spiegelman says, “Polly and Her Pals is a glorious composition…a happy pop synthesis of Art Deco, Futurism, Surrealism, Dada, and Pure Cartoon.”
This landmark book reproduces every one of Cliff Sterrett’s dynamic full-color Sunday pages from 1925 to 1927, many printed directly from original syndicate proofs. The pages also include Sterrett’s topper strips, Damon and Pythias and Dot and Dash. In our extensive research into the strip, we have unearthed a tremendous amount of new information that will alter the generally accepted view of Cliff Sterrett’s life. Among these discoveries is that Sterrett had taken a sabbatical from the strip for more than half a year in 1925. Our initial plan—to gather the complete Sterrett Sundays from 1925 through 1927—remains in effect: every Sunday drawn by him in 1925 is included. Because this sabbatical seems to have had a profound effect on Sterrett’s work, we have expanded our scope to include more of his earlier strips. In order to appreciate the strip’s evolution, we present over 25 additional Sundays, representative samples from each of the years 1913 through 1924, including the very first one.
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|Manufacturer:||Library of American Comics|
|Publisher:||Library of American Comics|
|Studio:||Library of American Comics|
|Item Weight:||5.24 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.96 x 16.38 x 16.38 inches|
|Package Weight:||5.25 pounds|
|Package Size:||12.13 x 1.02 x 1.02 inches|
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