Skippy Vol. 1: Complete Dailies 1925-1927


Written and Ilustrated by Percy Crosby


This series, produced in cooperation with Skippy Inc. and the Crosby estate, reprints the complete legendary series for the first time. Our premiere volume includes every daily strip from the beginning—June 22, 1925 through the end of 1927—as well as the start of an extensive, ongoing biography of Percy Crosby by Jared Gardner, and is illustrated with a great many photographs and rare artwork from the collection of the cartoonist’s daughter, Joan Crosby Tibbetts.

“Percy Crosby caught lightning in a bottle and learned how to draw with it,” wrote Jules Feiffer in a 1978 appreciation. Milton Caniff marveled, “Boy, there’s nothing faster than watching Skippy run the way Crosby drew him.” Crosby was heralded as “the greatest apostle of motion in the field of art” by Edward Alden Jewell, art critic of the New York Times. His artwork has hung in the Louvre in Paris, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, and the Tate Gallery in London, among other venues, but it’s his work as a cartoonist, as the creator of Skippy—the philosopher man-child—for which he’s best known.

Edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney / Designed by Lorraine Turner / Introduction by Jared Gardner / 9.5″ x 8.5″ / hardcover / B&W / 332 pp / ISBN 978-1-61377-284-3