“That's the unalloyed brilliance of Johnson's strip: in the end there's nothing extraordinary in this world -- only little flying men, ghosts and imps of all sorts, talking dogs, and the like, and a well-balanced little boy who doesn't consider that anyone should think any of this to be unexpected. ... These are gorgeous and charming books, fine harbingers of future volumes in the series, and a necessary reminder of the gentle pleasures of, as [Chris] Ware observes, the last great uncollected comic strip.” (Terry Harpold - ImageText)
About the Author
Crockett Johnson was the pen name of cartoonist and children’s book illustrator David Johnson Leisk (October 20,1906–July 11, 1975). He is best known for the Harold series of books begun with Harold and the Purple Crayon and for the comic strip Barnaby. He was married to the children’s book author Ruth Krauss, with whom he collaborated on several books, including The Carrot Seed.
Jack Morley drew a Sunday newspaper page in the 1940s, and was an assistant on the mid-century newspaper strips Barnaby and Toonerville Folks.