New Orleans writer and journalist Michael Tisserand, who wrote about how Jude made out following Hurricane Katrina (as well as Bobby Fischer’s 1964 chess tour that brought him to Baton Rouge and New Orleans), has just published a new book to much acclaim about comics legend and New Orleans native George Herriman, the artist behind the Krazy Kat comic. Here’s a taste of the reviews coming out:
- Kirkus Reviews has it listed among the best non-fiction books of 2016
- LA Weekly: The Story of an L.A.-Bred Artist Who Created One of the Most Influential Comic Strips Ever
- My Spilt Milk: “Krazy” Tells the Black and White Story of a Man at Work
- Washington Post: What was the source of Krazy Kat’s comic genius?
- Tampa Bay Times: ‘Krazy’ a rollicking, revealing bio of comics artist George Herriman
- Wall Street Journal: The Best Comic Strip of the 20th Century
- Radio interview: The Reading Life With Michael Tisserand
So if you’re looking for a gift this holiday season, or just want a great read, look no further than Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White.
Readers at JudeAcers.com may also recall last year’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge …