Cullen Murphy appears at Annie’s Book Stop on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM to present and sign CARTOON COUNTY.
Cullen’s latest book is a historical look at the Golden Age of comic strips, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators told through the iconic art and the relationship between a father and son.
Cullen Murphy is the editor at large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of The Word According to Eve, Just Curious, and God’s Jury. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.
In the southwestern corner of Connecticut, there was a bit of bohemia where many of the nation’s top cartoonists and illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another. Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt in the heart of this artistic milieu, which included the creators of Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, Sam & Silo, Amy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Family Circus, Joe Palooka, and The Lockhorns. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, cartoons, and drawings, Cartoon County brings the postwar American era alive, told through the relationship of a son to his father, an extraordinarily talented and generous man who had been trained by Norman Rockwell. The book gives a glimpse into a very special community—and of an America that used to be.
Annie’s Book Stop
65 James St, Worcester, MA 01603