Polly and Her Pals Vol. 1: 1913-1927
Written and Illustrated by Cliff Sterrett
TWO-TIME EISNER AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ARCHIVAL COMIC STRIP COLLECTION AND BEST BOOK DESIGN
This landmark book reproduces every one of Cliff Sterrett’s dynamic full-color Sunday pages from 1925 to 1927, many printed directly from original syndicate proofs. The pages also include Sterrett’s topper strips, Damon and Pythias and Dot and Dash. In our extensive research into the strip, we have unearthed a tremendous amount of new information that will alter the generally accepted view of Cliff Sterrett’s life. Among these discoveries is that Sterrett had taken a sabbatical from the strip for more than half a year in 1925. Our initial plan—to gather the complete Sterrett Sundays from 1925 through 1927—remains in effect: every Sunday drawn by him in 1925 is included. Because this sabbatical seems to have had a profound effect on Sterrett’s work, we have expanded our scope to include more of his earlier strips. In order to appreciate the strip’s evolution, we present over 25 additional Sundays, representative samples from each of the years 1913 through 1924, including the very first one.
Edited by Dean Mullaney / Designed by Lorraine Turner / Introductions by P. Craig Russell and Jeet Heer / 12″ x 16″ / hardcover / color / 156 pp / ISBN 978-1-60010-711-5