NBM Collects ‘Bringing up Father’
In May 2009, NBM Publishing brings back one of the 20th century’s great comic strips. George McManus’ Bringing Up Father is the third and latest in NBM’s Forever Nuts series of classic screwball strips. In 1913, McManus started a comic strip about Jiggs and Maggie, a lower-class couple who came into money. “While the snobbish Maggie and beautiful daughter Nora (referred to various times as Katy and Mamie in the strip’s early days) constantly try to ‘bring up’ Father to his new social position,” comics expert Clark Holloway has said, “Jiggs can think of nothing finer than sitting down at Dinty Moore’s restaurant to finish off several dishes of corned beef and cabbage, followed by a night out with the boys from the old neighborhood. The clash of wills that ensued often resulted in flying rolling-pins, smashed crockery, and broken vases, all aimed in the general direction of Jiggs’s skull.“ McManus’ Bringing Up Father became the 20th century’s second longest running strip. It ran from January 12, 1913 until its end on May 28, 2000.
Now, Forever Nuts presents all the dailies of this classic comic strip’s first two years, many of which have not been reprinted since they first appeared nearly a century ago. Discover why McManus became known as one of the greats in the field.
George McManus’ Bringing Up Father will be a jacketed hardcover, 11” x 6” inches,with black-and-white interior art — the same handsome format as the previous FOREVER NUTS books, Mutt and Jeff and Happy Hooligan.