Bringing Up FatherDebuting on January 12, 1913, Bringing Up Father features that new millionaire, Jiggs, whose desire to stay in the old working class neighborhood is at odds with his wife Maggie’s dreams of high society, and his daughter Nora's obsession with high fashion. Over the years, Jiggs has tasted tea in London, ale in Austria, and saki in Osaka—now he is back home in America for his wildest vacation yet!

    Bringing Up Father Vol. 1

    From Sea to Shining Sea
    by George McManus

    Edited by Bruce Canwell, Designed by Dean Mullaney,
    Essays by Brian Walker and Bruce Canwell.

    2010 EISNER AWARD NOMINEE: "Best Archival Project"!!!

    George McManus's classic Art Deco comedy strip gets the deluxe treatment, with the spectacular Sunday pages reproduced large and in gloriously restored color. Jiggs is a millionaire working-man who yearns to hang out with his friends in the old blue-collar neighborhood. Wife Maggie is determined to drag Jiggs into the world of high society. When this mismatched couple treats their daughter and her new husband to a trip across North America, the resulting hijinx stretch From Sea to Shining Sea. This is the most famous and beloved story in the long history of the classic strip. Creator George McManus's funny gags, outlandish costumes, eye-catching artwork, and lush, Art Deco designs are all on display in this deluxe volume, which features every daily and full-color Sunday from January 2, 1939 to July 7, 1940.

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 272 pp. with index, $49.99.
    ISBN: 978-1-60010-508-1.

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    Bringing Up Father Vol. 2

    Of Cabbages and Kings
    by George McManus

    Edited by Bruce Canwell, Designed by Dean Mullaney

    Maggie and Jiggs are back in "Of Cabbages and Kings," an extravanga that contains dailies and Sundays from 1937 and 1938. The combustible-yet-inseparable couple go to London for the King's coronation. Upon their return, Jiggs decides the only way he'll convince Maggie to move back to the old neighborhood is to lose his fortune. He makes the one outlandish investment after another but each time he only becomes richer. Until he hits on the right formula. For Maggie, the unthinkable happens: it's back to eating boiled cabbage when the wealthy Jiggs goes broke!

    Oversized 11" x 10" hardcover-with-dustjacket, 304 pp., $49.99. ISBN 978-1-61377-532-5

George McManus

George McManus (1882–1954) began his newspaper career at age thirteen, working for five dollars a week at the St. Louis Republic. He moved to New York in 1903, began Bringing Up Father in 1913, and became one of the wealthiest cartoonists in the world during the 1930s. Like Jiggs, his comic strip hero, McManus never abandoned his old friends or his appreciation for life's simple pleasures. He parlayed two battling lovebirds named Maggie and Jiggs into a worldwide sensation, seen in five hundred newspapers, translated into nineteen different languages worldwide, and honored in 1995 with a U.S. postage stamp in the "Comic Strip Classics" collection.