This volume the first in a series collects the initial 2 years of crockett johnsons brilliant comic strip barnaby johnson better known now as the author illustrator of harold and the purple crayon and other childrens books not only created one of the absolute best comic strips ever he also hit the ground running. Barnaby vol 1 will collect all the strips from 1942 and 1943 inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box a subscription that delivers new books every 1 2 or 3 months new customers receive 15 off your first box learn more enter your mobile number or email address . This first volume collects all the strips from 1942 and 1943 barnaby revolved around a precocious five year old named barnaby baxter and his fairly godfather mr omalley yet omalley a cigar chomping bumbling con artist and fast talker was not your typical protector. Barnaby vol 1 by crockett johnson introduction by chris ware art direction by daniel clowes fantagraphics 336 pages reviewed by travis dubose in his foreword to its first collected volume chris ware compares barnaby crockett johnsons 1940s newspaper strip to other early influential comics like little nemo krazy kat and peanuts he goes on to say that barnaby is the last great comic . Gr 4 up barnaby baxter haplessly follows in the wake of his protean fairy godfather the rotund verbose jj omalley as he tries to get congress to back the building of a dam accidentally exposes insurance fraud and causes a huge stock market crash by trying to buy a pair of morning trousers
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