Caniff : A Visual Biography


Oversized 11″ x 11″ hardcover-with-dustjacket, 328 pp., ISBN: 978-1-60010-920-1.



While Milton Caniff’s three classic newspaper strips are deservedly well-known, until now, the immense talent behind them has never been afforded a large-scale art monograph dedicated to his entire career.

Produced with full access to Caniff’s extensive personal archives at The Ohio State University, and with the cooperation of the Caniff estate, this oversized book reproduces from the original artwork hundreds of comics, illustrations, pencil sketches, and drawings-including many not previously reprinted. In addition to the three famous comic strips, represented are his childhood drawings, the beginnings of his career as a newspaper cartoonist, his significant contributions to the 1940s war effort, as well as his his continuing relationship with the Air Force, Boy Scouts, and other organizations.

Born in Hillsboro, Ohio, in 1907, Milton Caniff received many awards, ranging from two Cartoonist of the Year “Reuben” awards from his peers in the National Cartoonists Society, to the Exceptional Service Award of the United States Air Force.

CANIFF is the definitive visual biography of one of the most influential and revered artists of the American 20th Century

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