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Tony Millionaire's Maakies is one of the best and most popular weekly comic strips in America, running in over a dozen of the largest U.S. weekly newspapers including the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger. The strip is currently being developed for the Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim. Maakies features the comical adventures of a drunken crow on the high seas, blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtaking line that harkens back to the glory days of the American comic strip. Designed by publishing's foremost graphic designer, Chip Kidd, Premillennial Maakiesis a newly designed edition of the long out-of-print first Maakies collection, featuring the first five years of the strip, re-formatted in a beautiful, deluxe, landscape hardcover format that complements the strip's elegant and classical style. Maakies suggests a contemporary collaboration between E.C. Segar, creator of Popeye, and seafaring novelist Patrick O'Brian (Master and Commander). Millionaire has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards and Maakies has appeared as a series of animated segments on NBC's Saturday Night Live. He is also the creator of the popular Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts books.

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Maakies. How do I even begin to describe something like Maakies. Is it funny? Yes. When it's on, it is among the most hilarious things I've ever read. But it has a tendency to be completely obtuse. Sometimes it feels like it's seeped in layers of metaphysical complexities, philosophical metaphors, or maybe its just trying too hard to do that. Or maybe it's making fun of trying to hard Somehow it's always entertaining. Even when it's just dumb, I never hate it.  I could very simply say that the a...

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