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Thornsby by Fred McLaren

Thornsby by Fred McLaren

The Complete Comic Collection - Deluxe Edition

ByTom McLarenMary McLaren

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Relive the trippy and turbulent 1970s with "Thornsby"! From creator, writer and artist Fred McLaren, "Thornsby" was a topical and humorous single-panel cartoon published in newspapers nationwide during this splashy decade. The hero was a family man who longed for the nostalgic days of his 1940s youth. With his unique and quirky sense of humor, he struggled with the reality of being a middle-aged man in the 1970s. Americans faced a decade of jarring political and socioeconomic changes, including inflation, pollution, shortages, recalls, protests, women's liberation, and so much more. Thornsby, his devoted wife Blanch, and free spirit son Tune-In (with his flower child girlfriend Vibes) had to find a way to muddle through this strange new world. For the first time ever, the complete syndicated run of 768 "Thornsby" cartoons is presented in this book as a tribute to its talented creator across over 450 pages of memories. Never-before-seen promotional and publicity materials are included, as well as other photographs, bonuses, and surprises. The very personal introduction and numerous cartoon anecdotes are written by Fred’s son Tom McLaren. “Thornsby” is a witty and entertaining look back at the 1970s for comic strip historians, retro collectors, and fans of good humor.

Details

Publication Date
Aug 26, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9781735621524
Category
Humor
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Tom McLaren, By (author): Mary McLaren

Specifications

Pages
464
Binding
Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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