Madness in Crowds is an overflowing art book monograph collecting the charming, virtuosic and staggeringly detailed work of the cartoonist and graphic artist Harrison Cady. A master of creatures, contraptions and crowd scenes, Cady is best known today for illustrating the works of children’s book author Thornton Burgess, but this tome – the first ever collection of Cady’s works – explores in detail the rest of his staggeringly prolific six-decade career, in particular his stunning, overcrowded, and obsessively rendered illustrations for the original Life magazine. Features over 300 images, a detailed biography by Denis and Violet Kitchen, and an introduction by Gary Panter. 10x14”, 192 pages.
"Underground cartoonist Denis Kitchen and his daughter, visual artist Violet Kitchen, have pulled the early twentieth-century artist out of obscurity with Madness in Crowds, a large-format hardcover art book that illuminates his inspired work with beautiful presentation and thoughtful prose." ~Amanda McCorquodale, Communication Arts
"This is what bookmaking is all about, where design enriches substance. You just want to hug it." ~Steve Smith, Folio
- ADC Golden Cube -- Publication Design
- Eisner Awards Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
- Eisner Awards Best Publication Design