This 1986 volume collects a large portion of Herriman's Krazy Kat comic strips, which appeared in newspapers nationwide for 31 years (until he died) as well as a smattering of his other artwork (158 illustrations, 48 in color). Though the strips were initially created for humor, critics now see a heavier surrealistic quality to Herriman's style. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
..".after World War II, when I came home, Krazy Kat became my hero. I had never seen Krazy Kat up until then because neither one of the papers in the Twin cities published it, so I didn't know Krazy Kat. But then it became my ambition to draw a strip that would have as much life and meaning and subtlety to it as Krazy Kat had."