Friday, October 19, 2007
The Land of Lost Things
I was reading "Mort Walker's Private Scrapbook" and came across this children's book Mort Walker (creator of the comic strip "Beetle Bailey") and Dik Browne (creator of the comic strip, "Hagar the Horrible") collaborated on in 1972. It's called "The Land of Lost Things."
After reading about the book, I had to have it.
I dug around on eBay and Amazon.com and found a copy.
It's a beautifully drawn, amazing book.
The interior spreads are staggered ... a black and white spread, then a color spread, a black and white spread and then a color spread and so on. Maybe for cost purposes, but it really does spotlight Dik Browne's beautiful black and white linework.
Book summary: "Booney is the forgetful keeper of the Boondocks. One day Tad, a lost boy, wanders into Boondocks. Since Booney has misplaced the magic words for sending lost children back to their parents, he makes Tad his permanent assistant - in charge of the toy department."
I highly recommend it.