Wildcat Anarchist Comics

By: Rooum, Donald

Price: $14.95

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Book Condition: New


Brand New; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Wildcat Anarchist Comics collects the drawings of Donald Rooum, mostly (but by no means entirely) from the long-running ?Wildcat? cartoon series that has been published in Freedom newspaper since 1980. Rooum does not just purvey jokes but makes the drawings comical in themselves, ?getting the humour in the line,? provoking laughter even in those who do not read the captions or speech balloons.The chief characters in the strip are the Revolting Pussycat, a short-fused anarchist who is furious and shouty; and the Free-Range Egghead, an intellectual who would like anarchism to be respectable but sometimes appears foolish. Governments, bosses, and authoritarians are presented as buffoons, and quite often so are anarchists. This thoughtful and delightful collection includes strips from The Skeptic and many more, all beautifully colored for the first time by Jayne Clementson.The book also includes a lively autobiographical introduction that discusses Rooum?s role in the 1963 ?Challenor case,? in which a corrupt police officer planted a weapon on Rooum at a demonstration, ultimately resulting in Rooum?s acquittal.


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Wildcat Anarchist Comics collects the drawings of Donald Rooum, mostly (but by no means entirely) from the long-running "Wildcat" cartoon series that has been published in the Freedom newspaper since 1980. Rooum does not just purvey jokes, but makes the drawings comical in themselves, "getting the humour in the line," provoking laughter even in those who do not read the captions or speech balloons. The chief characters in the strip are the Revolting Pussycat, a short-fused anarchist who is furious and shouty; and the Free-range Egghead, an intellectual who would like anarchism to be respectable but sometimes appears foolish. Governments, bosses, and authoritarians are presented as buffoons, and quite often, so are anarchists. This thoughtful and delightful collection includes strips from The Skeptic and many more, all beautifully colored for the first time by Jayne Clementson. The book also includes a lively autobiographical introduction discussing Rooum's role in the celebrated 1963 "Challenor case," a conspiracy among police officers to discredit non-violent demonstrators.

Title: Wildcat Anarchist Comics

Author Name: Rooum, Donald

Categories: Anarchism,

Publisher: PM Press: 2016-08-15

ISBN Number: 1629631272

ISBN Number 13: 9781629631271

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1034437