First of a two-volume set,
the book – designed bywell known Canadian
cartoonist Seth- presents a comprehensive
look at the life and career of one of the most-read, best-loved
cartoonists of the 1960s. The work draws from thousands of pieces
of art, pictures, and letters, plus the artist’s own journals, and
provides a picture of the British-born Wright as both cartoonist
and human being. It follows his artistic development from earliest
unpublished works through to the introduction of his most enduring
comic strip, Nipper. First published in 1949, a full year
before the debut of Peanuts, it memorably captured both
the humorous and frustrating side of parenting.
spoke with Brad recently in Ottawa. We use Wright as a wedge to
drill into the history of illustration, comics and graphic novels.
Toward the end of our discussion Brad provides some tips for those
interested in collecting comics and graphic