A garland of gifties; Brilliant birds, tenacious travellers, fabulous photographs, astonishing art and architecture, dazzling designs, precious pets, lovely landscapes — there's something here for every taste
The genius of King's comic strip Gasoline Alley, beyond its warm-hearted mining of gags from everyday life, was to let the characters grow in real time. This finely crafted collection of all the strips from 1921 and 1922, first in a projected series, captures the seminal moment when plump everyman Walt Wallet finds a baby, Skeezix, abandoned on his doorstep. By the end of 1922, Skeezix is toddling and talking.
WALT & SKEEZIX in the Globe & Mail Book Review