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Blondie: The Bumstead Family History Hardcover – September 2, 2007

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Dean Young is the son of Chic Young, creator of Blondie. Dean Young has been creating Blondie since 1973 when his father died.

Melena Ryzik is a writer in New York. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, and New York Magazine. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; First Edition edition (September 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140160322X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401603229
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When you buy a book about a comic strip that is 75 years old, you expect to see some comic strips from 75 years ago, 65 years ago, 55 years ago, and so on. Trace the historical changes in the characters. Show how the artist responded to World War II, the 1950's, the 1960's, the 1970's.

Nope. Except for one brief section, 90% of the strips are from the year 2003, and the other 10% are from 1997 for some reason. Those are easy to find. I wanted to see what the strips looked like in 1943, or 1953, or 1963, or 1973, or 1983 for that matter.

Evidently whoever compiled this book thought readers were too stupid to notice that all of the strips came from the same year, or so gullible they'd buy the book without checking (I did, I'll admit it, but only because it was 75% off).

Unbelievable rip-off! If you paid full price for this book, return it to the publisher with a letter of complaint. Mine is going right into the garbage.
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I totally agree with an early reviewer. I bought this book expecting some sort of sequential history of the strip. Except for about 8 pages it has no historical value at all. Those seeking a collection of recent strips will no doubt be satisified, as for me, I will return it immediately.
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I'm a long-time reader of Blondie from my newspaper, and though it's never been one of my very favorite comic strips, I've enjoyed it through the years. So I was glad to add this 75th anniversary book of it to my comics collection. Yet like several other reviewers, I'm a little disappointed with the book. For one thing, it's very odd that in it there's a small section of some of the first Blondie comics from the early 1930s, and a few strips from the 1990s, while the vast majority are from 2000 on! So what happened to the ones from 1935 to 1990?! If the copyright dates are correct, as they seem to be from ones I can verify, there's NONE in here from 1935 to 1990!! Like other reviewers, I would like to have seen some development of the strip. Secondly, the book divides the strip into categories such as Blondie Goes to Work, Family Life, Dagwood at Work, and so on, and while that does make it easier to discuss aspects of Blondie, I would really rather read these topics mixed-up as we get in the newspaper. And third, the comics presented here are hit-and-miss. Some are great and some are pretty lame, and it's hard for me to believe that some of these are among the best examples of a 75-year-old strip!

However, there are some positive aspects of this book, too. I did enjoy seeing the very early Blondie strips that were very different from ones of recent years. And I've enjoyed much of the text written by Melena Ryzik, especially the historical sections. Also, I like the fact that many of the comics are reproduced in color, even many daily ones, and I believe all the Sunday ones. Then too, the 75th anniversary section, which includes the placing of characters from Blondie into other well-known strips such as Snuffy Smith and Hi and Lois, is a lot of fun. Finally, the book is very attractively presented, from the book cover to the graphics and photos within. So, although I have some serious reservations about BLONDIE: THE BUMSTEAD FAMILY HISTORY, I did enjoy reading it.
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If you are a fan of the cartoon strip, Blondie, then you must treasure a copy of this great compendium. Chic Young is one of the best creators of a cartoon character and his creation has entertained millions of fans all over the world. This book is the ultimate prize for the fans since it contains some of the best strips.

The Dagwood & Blondie are wonderful couple, and they have two children, Alexander and Cookie. Dagwood works for a construction company, called Dither's Company. Dagwood by nature is generally clumsy, disorganized, sleeps on the job, and loves food. Blondie is very beautiful, a great wife, good cook, and a caring mother. Busmstead's best friends are their next door neighbors, Herb and Tootsie Woodley, the family dog, Daisy, his boss Mr. Dithers, mailman Mr. Beasley, the neighborhood kid Elmo Tuttle, and Lou, the proprietor of the local diner. Through the years, Blondie is transformed from being a house wife to owning a catering business with Tootsie as her partner. The rest of the story remained the same over the years.

The book includes very early strips from the series, when Dagwood and Blondie likes to marry but his parents refuse to accept his choice and insist that he marry a girl from a wealthy family. They get married in Feb 1933! The strips are presented in seven chapters under titles; Getting married, Family life, Dagwood at work, Blondie goes to work, Favorite strips and the 75 anniversary. My favorite is the 75 anniversary, where Dagwood appears in other cartoon strips. In cartoon strip, Sally Forth, Ted Forth asks Sally, "Why the dorky-looking guys always score the hot-looking women." Sally responds, "You tell me." In Hi and Lois, Bumsteads invite the couple for their anniversary and Lois asks if she could bring Trixie.
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Blondie is one of the most popular comic strips in the world. This book gives descriptions of the characters, briefly tells the history of the strip and gives short biographies of the creators. Of course, there are also several hundred comic strips reprinted. Only a handful of the strips are from the early days of Blondie, with the vast majority being from the last 20 years. One interesting thing is the inclusion of tributes to Blondie by other comic strips for Blondie's 75th anniversary. I would have liked it if there were more older strips included, but the strips that are here are good. Blondie must have done something right to have lasted this long.
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