TURNER, Morrie. BLACK AND WHITE COLORING BOOK by Morrie and Letha Turner. Illustrated by Morrie Turner. Quarto, pictorial wrappers,  pages, illustrated (by Morrie Turner), stapled. "The Black & White Coloring Book presents a colorful introduction to famous Black Americans and their contributions to U.S. History as told by 'Wee Pals.' Originated by the nationally syndicated cartoonist, Morrie Turner, 'We Pals' is the first truly integrated comic strip in the U.S. With research by Morrie's wife, Letha, the book offers a creative learning experience for all ages" (from the rear cover). OCLC lists nine holdings (including) [NYPL, Ohio State, Minnesota, Menil Collection Library, and UC (Berkeley)]. African-American artist, and children's book author, Morrie Turner (1923-2014) was born in Oakland, California. "During World War II. he served as a mechanic with Tuskegee Airmen, his illustrations appeared in the newspaper Stars and Stripes. After the war. he created the comic strip Baker's Helper. When Turner began questioning why there were no minorities in cartoons, his mentor, Charles M. Schulz of Peanuts fame, suggested he create one. Morris' first attempt, Dinky Fellas, featured an all-black cast, but found publication in only one newspaper, the Chicago Defender. Turner integrated the strip, renaming it Wee Pals, and in 1965 it became the first American syndicated comic strip to have a cast of diverse ethnicity. Although the strip was only originally carried by five newspapers, after Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968, it was picked up by more than 100 papers. In 1970 Turner became a co-chairman of the White House Conference on Children and Youth." [per Wikipedia]. He has also written, and illustrated, children's books, had a network television show, and a stage production was based upon his work [see Otfinoski, 'African Americans in the Visual Arts,' p. 205]. In 2003, the National Cartoonists Society recognized Morrie Turner with the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award; The San Francisco Public Library held a retrospective of Morrie Turner's work in 2009. Moderate wear to covers, with a few soil marks, and a few pages have been heavily colored with crayon, else a very good copy. N° de ref. de la librería 60671
Título: BLACK AND WHITE COLORING BOOK
Editorial: Troubadour Press,
Año de publicación: 1969
Encuadernación: Soft cover
Edición: First edition, coloring book.