Book Title: Barnaby Volume Three
Author: Crockett Johnson
Format: Hardback | 374 pages
Publication Date: 27 Jun 2016
Vol. 3 collects the newspaper strip's postwar years of 1946â "1947, continuing five-year-old Barnaby Baxter and his Fairy Godfather J.J. Oâ (TM)Malleyâ (TM)s misadventures. Bumbling but endearing, Mr. Oâ (TM)Malley rarely gets his magic to workâ "even when he consults his Fairy Godfatherâ (TM)s Handy Pocket Guide. The true magic of Barnaby resides in its canny mix of fantasy and satire, amplified by the understated elegance of Crockett Johnsonâ (TM)s clean, spare art. In its combination of Johnsonâ (TM)s sly wit and Oâ (TM)Malleyâ (TM)s amiable windbaggery, a childâ (TM)s feeling of wonder and an adultâ (TM)s wariness, highly literate jokes and a keen eye for the ridiculous, Barnaby expanded our sense of what comics can do.