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The Resource The culture corner, Basil Wolverton

The culture corner, Basil Wolverton

Label
The culture corner
Title
The culture corner
Statement of responsibility
Basil Wolverton
Title variation
Basil Wolverton's culture corner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Culture Corner was Wolverton's humorous forum for offering advice relating to solving life's mundane problems, such as flattening one's unruly hair, sharpening a pencil, improving one's posture, and even the art of eating soup without slurping."--Amazon.com
Review
1950s cartoonist Wolverton (Spacehawk, Powerhouse Pepper) has long been a subject of cult fascination among comics fans for his quirky material and unmistakable "textured" inking style that prefigures the work of underground legend Robert Crumb, and with this oddball volume Fantagraphics unearths one of his forgotten works. Originally running monthly in Whiz Comics (the original home of the classic Captain Marvel) from 1945 to 1952, the Culture Corner was Wolverton's humorous forum for offering advice relating to solving life's mundane problems, such as flattening one's unruly hair, sharpening a pencil, improving one's posture, and even the art of eating soup without slurping. But as an effort birthed from Wolverton's mad genius, the series also offers handy hints on such esoterica as sitting on tacks, "breezeless" sneezing, and the fine art of kicking people in the teeth. Operating in the territory of Rube Goldberg, Wolverton's convoluted plans for achieving his ludicrous goals rely less on mousetrap-like technical gewgaws than the artist's signature grotesques, which are laugh-out-loud joy. While a must-have for Wolverton completists, even newcomers will find the humor readily accessible. (May) --Staff (Reviewed May 17, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 20, p)
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361271
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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-1978
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Wolverton, Basil
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
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  • American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Label
The culture corner, Basil Wolverton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783441
Dimensions
18 x 24 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781606993088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781606993088
  • (OCoLC)317919525
Label
The culture corner, Basil Wolverton
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783441
Dimensions
18 x 24 cm
Extent
169 pages
Isbn
9781606993088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781606993088
  • (OCoLC)317919525

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