MacDoodle St.

Author:   Jules Feiffer ,  Mark Alan Stamaty
Publisher:   The New York Review of Books, Inc
Edition:   Main
ISBN:  

9781681373423


Pages:   144
Publication Date:   02 April 2019
Format:   Hardback
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A collection of legendary absurdist comic strips about life in 1970s New York City, now available in print for the first time in over thirty years. Every week, from 1978 to 1980, The Village Voice brought a new installment of Mark Alan Stamaty's uproarious, endlessly inventive strip MacDoodle Street. Centering more or less on Malcolm Frazzle, a blocked poet struggling to complete his latest lyric for Dishwasher Monthly, Stamaty's creation encompassed a dizzying array of characters, stories, jokes, and digressions. One week might feature the ongoing battle between irate businessmen and bearded beatniks for control of a Greenwich Village coffee shop, the next might reveal a dastardly plot involving a genetically engineered dishwashing monkey, or the frustrated dreams of an irascible, over-caffeinated painter, or the mysterious visions of a duffle-coated soothsayer on the bus. Not to mention the variable moods and longings of the comic strip itself.... And somehow, in the end, it all fits together. MacDoodle Street is more than just a hilarious weekly strip; it is a great comic novel, a thrilling, surprising, unexpectedly moving ode to art, life, and New York City. This new edition features a brand-new, twenty-page autobiographical comic by Stamaty explaining what happened next and why MacDoodle Street never returned, in a unique, funny, and poignant look at the struggles and joys of being an artist.

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Author:   Jules Feiffer ,  Mark Alan Stamaty
Publisher:   The New York Review of Books, Inc
Imprint:   The New York Review of Books, Inc
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 18.20cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 28.30cm
Weight:   0.635kg
ISBN:  

9781681373423


ISBN 10:   1681373424
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   02 April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Stamaty treats the strip like a canvas, filling it with layers of meticulous detail; tight, clean lines; playful self-awareness; and monkeys washing dishes....Though Stamaty's words are sly and kinetic, one can't help wanting more of his stupendous illustrations, somewhere between R. Crumb and Herg . Mostly superb with bouts of just excellent. --Kirkus I have never read a comic strip that was this much alive. Stamaty comes at the reader in so many directions at once. It's as if a classic adventure strip was fending off a Dada invasion while the battlefield (comics' formal conventions) does somersaults as an ever-changing cast of broadcasters comment on the action.... It's a funny and thrilling spectacle that has more than a whiff of danger. --James Sturm


The hilarious narrative incorporates a talking baseball card, a cow spirit guide, and a cell of angry Wayne Newton fans. Stamaty's strips are filled with surreal transformations, inventive page design, prolific decoration, and marginal commentary, frequently digressing and addressing its own plot, creation, and readers' expectations. In a new 'Addendum' in comic form, Stamaty explains the circumstances around the strip's end and his subsequent artistic rejuvenation. Readers looking for an extremely funny metacomic will enjoy this work immensely, as will those wanting a taste of 1970s New York City. The addendum is a fascinating, personal portrait of the life of a creative artist. --Library Journal Stamaty treats the strip like a canvas, filling it with layers of meticulous detail; tight, clean lines; playful self-awareness; and monkeys washing dishes....Though Stamaty's words are sly and kinetic, one can't help wanting more of his stupendous illustrations, somewhere between R. Crumb and Herge. Mostly superb with bouts of just excellent. --Kirkus I have never read a comic strip that was this much alive. Stamaty comes at the reader in so many directions at once. It's as if a classic adventure strip was fending off a Dada invasion while the battlefield (comics' formal conventions) does somersaults as an ever-changing cast of broadcasters comment on the action.... It's a funny and thrilling spectacle that has more than a whiff of danger. --James Sturm


The hilarious narrative incorporates a talking baseball card, a cow spirit guide, and a cell of angry Wayne Newton fans. Stamaty's strips are filled with surreal transformations, inventive page design, prolific decoration, and marginal commentary, frequently digressing and addressing its own plot, creation, and readers' expectations. In a new 'Addendum' in comic form, Stamaty explains the circumstances around the strip's end and his subsequent artistic rejuvenation. Readers looking for an extremely funny metacomic will enjoy this work immensely, as will those wanting a taste of 1970s New York City. The addendum is a fascinating, personal portrait of the life of a creative artist. --Library Journal Stamaty treats the strip like a canvas, filling it with layers of meticulous detail; tight, clean lines; playful self-awareness; and monkeys washing dishes....Though Stamaty's words are sly and kinetic, one can't help wanting more of his stupendous illustrations, somewhere between R. Crumb and Herg . Mostly superb with bouts of just excellent. --Kirkus I have never read a comic strip that was this much alive. Stamaty comes at the reader in so many directions at once. It's as if a classic adventure strip was fending off a Dada invasion while the battlefield (comics' formal conventions) does somersaults as an ever-changing cast of broadcasters comment on the action.... It's a funny and thrilling spectacle that has more than a whiff of danger. --James Sturm


The hilarious narrative incorporates a talking baseball card, a cow spirit guide, and a cell of angry Wayne Newton fans. Stamaty's strips are filled with surreal transformations, inventive page design, prolific decoration, and marginal commentary, frequently digressing and addressing its own plot, creation, and readers' expectations. In a new 'Addendum' in comic form, Stamaty explains the circumstances around the strip's end and his subsequent artistic rejuvenation. Readers looking for an extremely funny metacomic will enjoy this work immensely, as will those wanting a taste of 1970s New York City. The addendum is a fascinating, personal portrait of the life of a creative artist. -Library Journal Stamaty treats the strip like a canvas, filling it with layers of meticulous detail; tight, clean lines; playful self-awareness; and monkeys washing dishes....Though Stamaty's words are sly and kinetic, one can't help wanting more of his stupendous illustrations, somewhere between R. Crumb and Herge. Mostly superb with bouts of just excellent. -Kirkus I have never read a comic strip that was this much alive. Stamaty comes at the reader in so many directions at once. It's as if a classic adventure strip was fending off a Dada invasion while the battlefield (comics' formal conventions) does somersaults as an ever-changing cast of broadcasters comment on the action.... It's a funny and thrilling spectacle that has more than a whiff of danger. -James Sturm


Author Information

Mark Alan Stamaty is a political cartoonist who has published five children's books as well as several collections of political cartoons Washingtoon and MacDoodle Street. His work has also appeared in dozens of magazines, including The New Yorker, Time, and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City. Jules Feiffer has received a number of awards for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. He is considered the most widely read satirist in the United States, and his work appeared regularly in several publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The Observer (London), The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, The Nation, and The New York Times. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004. He lives in New York City.

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