Saturday, May 17, 2008

The First Graphic Novel for Children, circa 1941?

And some folks think graphic novels (novellas? children's lit novellas?) are new....look at what an eminently talented, and cool, mom did in 1941. 

If "Millions of Cats," by Wanda Gag, appeals to you, you'll probably LOVE this goodie....Burton created "Calico" to appeal to her boys, who loved the comic books that were so prevalent (and continue to be) so popular at the time.