About LOAC Essentials Volume 11: “Cap” Stubbs and Tippie, 1945
Collecting the works of one of the most important female cartoonists of all time, Tippie will appeal to comics readers, students of women’s studies, and dog lovers.
Edwina Dumm was the country’s first female full-time editorial cartoonist, and one of its first female syndicated comic strip creators. Tippie is truly a Library of American Comics Essential, providing a crucial reading experience and offering perspective on the early work of women in the field.
Here you’ll find a delightful and enlightening year of comic strips starring the lovable shaggy dog named Tippie; his companion, the mischievous young boy named Cap Stubbs; and Cap’s wise Grandma. The strip, which ran from 1918 to 1966, started as a gag-a-day comic, but by the mid-1940s was clearly a continuing saga about homespun life in a small town.
LOAC Essentials reprints, one year at a time, the daily newspaper strips that are essential to comics history, in a format that preserves, as closely as possible, the original reader experience. By reproducing the strips one per page in an oblong format, it allows us to have the experience of reading the comics one day at a time. Each volume contains seminal strips that are unique creations in their right and also contributed to the advancement of the medium, along with panel-by-panel annotations.