Bil Keane's Family Circus is one of the most beloved newspaper strips of all time, appearing consistently in 1500 newspapers. The Family Circus is the comic strip equivalent of a Norman Rockwell painting, enjoying the same kind of huge universal public appeal.
Collecting the classic newspaper strip in chronological order for the very first time in beautifully designed hardcover books, and starting with the very first strip, originally published on February 29th, 1960, The Family Circus Library Volume 1 will feature a complete run of the first two years' worth of dailies and Sundays.
About the Author
A self-taught artist, Bil Keane was already an established syndicated cartoonist with Channel Chuckles when The Family Circle debuted on February 29, 1960. Soon after, the strip would be rechristened The Family Circus and rise from its modest beginnings to become one of the most popular and enduring American comics strips of all time. Today, it is published, remarkably, in 1,500 papers.
Keane has been a four-time recipient of the National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Newspaper Panel of the year, as well as earning that prestigious organization's highest honor, the Reuben Award, in 1982. He resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and continues to work on The Family Circus, assisted by his son, Jeff.