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Little Maakies on the Prairie (Maakies) Hardcover – December 8, 2010


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  • Series: Maakies
  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics (December 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606993925
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606993927
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 12.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,250,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tony Millionaire lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife, the actress Becky Thyre, and their two daughters. He creates the award-winning weekly syndicated comic strip Maakies. His books include Billy Hazelnuts, Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird, Der Struwwelmaakies, Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury, Maakies with the Wrinkled Knees, Mighty Mite the Ear Mite, Premillennial Maakies, Little Maakies on the Prairie, The House at Maakies Corner, When We Were Very Maakies, 500 Portraits, and the Sock Monkey series of comics and storybooks.

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I was born in the fishing town of Gloucester Massachusetts, a town full of fishermen and seascape painters. My grandparents were artists, they taught me how to use ink pens and oil paint. My grandpop showed me lots of old newspaper comics he had saved, old ones, Roy Crane, Lionel Feininger, Winsor McKay. When I was in college I discovered R. Crumb and S. Clay Wilson. I drew a lot of perverted comics, until one day I discovered George Herriman, the grandfather of American comics. The true master. People often ask me if comics are "art." Whatever, I don't care what you call them, but when you're immersed in a collection of Herriman Sundays you understand what they're getting at.
I love funny comics but I love moving, emotional, poetical comics, too. Preferably a mixture of both.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Schacht on January 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
While most syndicated comics are becoming bland panels of talking heads and endless jokes about how difficult cats can be, Maakies fearlessly blazes another trail, one that leads through a forest of booze, vomit, STDs, and poo. The strip can, at times, amaze with its combination of well-inked landscapes of sea battles and the dirtiest of fart jokes. Everything goes over the top, and that's what makes it work, whether it's Drinky Crows liver protruding from his anus or Gabby crapping over a waterfall. A few too many of the jokes fall flat for me to give this collection five stars, but it's worth picking up for great art and skewed take on life.
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Tony Millionaire is the master of sick (and very observational) humor. I read each one twice. First for the jokes, then again to enjoy the details of the drawings! Great stuff.
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If you never read Tony Millionaire's Maakies comics I encourage you to get a taste of the humor on the Adult Swim website. For a brief and glories period from November 2008 to January 2009 the Drinky Crow Show appeared late nights on Adult Swim channel (which shares space with Cartoon Network). A handful of full episode are available for free and as someone who's watched The Family Guy, South Park and Robot Chicken I can honestly say that the Drinky Crow Show pushes the boundaries of good taste beyond any other show I have ever seen on television and the show is a toned down version of the comic strip. Tony Millionaire is an artist and writer with absolutely zero sense of decorum. Honestly, I cannot fathom what joke he could ever reject for crossing the line given the material he lets through.

Everything that Tony Millionaire produces is amazing (depending on how you define amazing) and I own almost all the Maakies book but I can't say that this one is my favorite. It's not that it's not hilarious it's just that the laughter didn't flow as freely on this one as it did on some of the others. Millionaire's comics are generally a reflection of his whims and if he feels like putting in a strip without a punchline that's what he does. There is a lot of weirdness in his comics and that's what makes Millionaire so interesting but there seemed to be a lot more weird comics here and less funny ones. Millionaire is one of the few comic writers capable of getting me to spontaneously explode out with laughter. Likewise he can leave the reader wincing in disbelief and revulsion. Maakies is NOT a comic for everyone and would probably not make a great Christmas gift for grandma but if you want to read one of the most out there and truly funny comic writers working today Maakies is a winner.
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