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Doug Wright's Nipper: Book Design by Seth Paperback – Bargain Price, Sep 28 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly (Sept. 28 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1770460195
  • ASIN: B008PHWHT2
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.9 x 13.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 118 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,298,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Working without dialogue and in the rigid confines of the ‘mischievous little kid’ genre, Wright was able to capture the idyllic look and mood of mid-twentieth-century suburban life, as well as the way children inflict casual anarchy on the world their parents have planned out so carefully.” —The Onion A.V. Club

“Doug Wright’s works are a sure pleasure for lovers of elegant cartooning, and remain work worth preserving in a readily available format.” —Publishers Weekly

“There is a realism about Wright’s strips that is far superior to many of the efforts created in his day.” —Terry Mosher, The Gazette (Montreal)

About the Author

DOUG WRIGHT (1917-1983) was a Canadian cartoonist, whose weekly comic strip DOUG WRIGHT'S FAMILY, a.k.a. NIPPER, ran for more than 35 years in magazines and newspapers across Canada and the U.S. SETH is the cartoonist of such graphic novels as GEORGE SPROTT, IT'S A GOOD LIFE, IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN, and WIMBLEDON GREEN. He is the designer of the COMPLETE PEANUTS collections and the JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY and a NEW YORKER illustrator. He lives in Guelph, Ontario. Brad MacKay is a journalist who has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, CBC Arts Online, Toronto Life, Quill & Quire, enRoute, NOW and eye magazines. Brad is a founding member of the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning, an annual event established in May 2005 as a way of recognizing the country's best cartooning talents. When he isn't writing or reading (comics, graphic novels, old technical manuals or two-week old copies of the Sunday New York Times) Brad is either fretting about his next story or spending quality time with his family in Ottawa.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f354c48) out of 5 stars 3 reviews
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HASH(0x9f1b7060) out of 5 stars PURE GENIUS! March 27 2012
By Mrs. Kelly's Boy - Published on Amazon.com
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I hafta admit, I'd forgotten all about this comic, although I grew up reading it in the sunday paper. I bought this book out of curiosity, and was astounded at how incredibly good these comics are. Simple little wordless stories of ordinary life, but pure genius. And - they're HILARIOUS! The art is well done - well composed and beautifully drawn. Each panel is a gem. I would give it 5 stars, but for some reason Drawn and Quarterly made the dunderheaded decision to print these small - much smaller than they originally ran in the newspapers. So - ten stars for Doug Wright and his genius comic, and 4 stars for the publisher for printing them in such a mingy size.
HASH(0x9f1b8288) out of 5 stars Canadian genius May 29 2012
By Robert C Ross - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Collected Doug Wright: Volume One: Canada's Master Cartoonist is a biographical essay about Wright, and contains a sampling of his work, not only with Nipper, but also some of his other work: "Max & Mini", "Cynthia" and "The Wheels", and a series of editorial cartoons.

This first volume of a series covers 1963-1964; the second volume is Nipper 1965-1966.

I can't remember where I originally saw these strips -- it was in New York City -- but I'm not sure what publication. But it was a joy to find these two collections and find real insights into life in Canada.

The pictures are a little small -- I wish they were bigger -- but what joy to see them again at all.

Robert C. Ross
May 2012
HASH(0x9f1b84c8) out of 5 stars Nipped by Nipper Oct. 14 2010
By Tony Medeiros - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Nipper is one of those strips lost to us in time. Doug Wright's Nipper is an amazing strip and thanks to Drawn and Quarterly will have a greater exposure. If Peanuts is Americana, then Nipper is equivalent to Canadian culture. The more affordable strip is great little buy for any budget. This is one series you would not want to miss. You will get nipped by Nipper.
The Collected Doug Wright: Volume One: Canada's Master Cartoonist