A comprehensive history of the Archie characters, artists, and writers accompanied by rare art, classic comic strips, and original art.
Everything Archie! This thick, large format, handsome tome showcases the whole fascinating history of the longstanding major comics company, Archie Publications. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Archie, his sexy girlfriends, Bettie and Veronica, and his pals, Jughead, Reggie, and Kevin Keller.
The book features Archie artists and writers, from the old masters Bob Montana, Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, to the contemporary tyros. There's a ton of rare original art, classic comic book stories, revealing information from an unpublished autobiography by John Goldwater--creator of Archie and co-founder of Archie Publications--and much, much more!
About the Author
Vice magazine has called Craig Yoe the "Indiana Jones of comics historians." Publisher Weekly says he's the "archivist of the ridiculous and the sublime" and calls his work "brilliant." The Onion calls him "the celebrated designer," The Library Journal, "a comics guru. " BoingBoing hails him "a fine cartoonist and a comig book historian of the first water." Yoe was Creative Director/Vice President/ General Manager of Jim Henson's Muppets, and a Creative Director at Nickelodeon and Disney. Craig has won an Eisner Award and the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.