Betsy and Me

    (Fantagraphics, 2007)
™ and ©2007 Fantagraphics Books, Inc.

From the Publisher:

Having mastered comic books (Plastic Man) and gag cartoons (Playboy), Jack Cole set his sights on the cartoonist’s pot of gold—a syndicated newspaper strip. He hit the bulls eye in 1958 with Betsy and Me, a breezy domestic farce focusing on a middle class urban couple and their smart-aleck genius son.

For Betsy and Me, featuring Chet Tibbit’s day-to-day struggles and achievements, Cole stripped his style down to its bare essentials, creating a strip that sparkles with economy, wit, and charm. Then, with only two-and-a-half moths of comics completed, Cole purchased a .22 caliber pistol and ended his life.

Betsy and Me, which collects the entire run of the strip, is the last work of a cartooning genius.

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