Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman, 1937. Bill Holman. [First Edition]. Hardcover. This is the first of Whitman's ten-cent Smokey Stover books. -- 12mo., unpaginated, illustrated paper over boards. -- little wear to the extremities. -- " According to Holman, more than 100,000 copies of Whitman's ten-cent Smokey Stover books were sold by 1939". -- Price on front cover of this book is "5c". -- Light soil along the top edges and foredeges of the front cover. -- Condition. Very good +. Item #9995
"Bill Holman (March 22, 1903 – February 27, 1987) was an American cartoonist who drew the classic comic strip Smokey Stover from 1935 until he retired in 1973. Distributed through the Chicago Tribune syndicate, it had the longest run of any strip in the screwball genre.