OUT OUR WAY: Born Thirty Years Too Soon by J.R. Williams, ed. R. Evry/B. Simon

For some time, Bruce Simon has been producing these lovely collections of early Public Domain cartoons/graphic art from the Golden Age of Newspapers. I’m proud and delighted to offer them here at Spit and a Half!

A recurring category of Williams’ masterpiece cartooning achievement, Out Our Way, the “Born Thirty Years Too Soon” series was nostalgic for the world of thirty years earlier, so reading it now is a multi-layered, time-travelling journey into the world of fin-de-siècle America seen through the perspective of its then grown generation. An often amusing, moving, and sometimes head-scratching look at life 120 years ago as depicted by a master cartoonist. 156 full-sized pages, color covers, black and white interiors. (Hoo-Hah! Press)