"as Robert C. Harvey has pointed out"
Robert C. Harvey (b. 1937) is an author, critic and cartoonist. He has written a number of books on the history of cartoons, with special focus on the history of the comic strip. He is also a freelance cartoonist.
The Art of the Comic Book image - Credit: RC Harvey
He began writing about cartoons in 1973, starting with a column in The Menomonee Falls Gazette
. By the early 1980s, his columns were appearing in The Comics Journal
and Comics Buyer’s Guide
. In the 1990s, he collated and edited Fantagraphics Books’ Cartoons of the Roaring Twenties
. In 1994, he published The Art of the Funnies
, followed by The Art of the Comic Book
in 1996. He also served as an associate editor for the journal Inks: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies.