THE TIMID SOUL by H.T. Webster (ed. by N. Van Sciver)

From Noah’s Envious Editions comes this lovely collection of classic 1920’s newspaper “gag” strips. The Timid Soul was Webster’s look at the life and follies of Caspar Milquetoast (from whence the term was coined), a man who sees difficulty, humiliation, and social awkwardness around every corner. These are affectionate, kind-hearted cartoons that reveal Caspar’s (and our) insecurities, petty worries, and day-to-day striving. Lovely. 40 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″, full color covers, black and white interiors. Scanned from the collection of Bruce Simon. (Envious Editions)