Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes by George Lockwood
A Newspaper Editor's Journey Through the World of Comics

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“Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes” is a fascinating personal examination of Lockwood’s life, editorial vision, and genuine affection for the world of comics.
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In this memoir, Lockwood draws upon his forty years in the newspaper industry as a reporter and editor, offering a unique glimpse into the world of newspaper cartoon strips. He details the production and promotion of countless comic strips, while also providing his own assessments of the most iconic cartoonists of the last half-century. The book is filled with fascinating anecdotes about his relationships with some of America's greatest cartoonists and the syndicate reps who sold their cartoon strips. Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes uses the story of one man's obsession with comic book heroes to give voice to a larger narrative about comic strips, their creators, the newspaper industry, and the era of American history that encompassed them all.
 

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Published July 8, 2013 by Syracuse University Press. 304 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography.
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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Mark Squirek on Jun 15 2013

The world of newspapers may be shrinking and even close to disappearing, but Mr. Lockwood’s history of the medium he loves brings the best of those times to clear and brilliant life.

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Washington Times

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Reviewed by Michael Taube on Oct 16 2013

“Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes” is a fascinating personal examination of Lockwood’s life, editorial vision, and genuine affection for the world of comics.

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