Book Two of the
Funny Papers Trilogy, De Haven’s dazzling tour of twentieth-century
New York City, circa 1936: a legendary cartoonist is taken ill with a mysterious ailment. Though Walter Geebus is stricken, possibly forever, his popular comic strip about an orphan boy and his smart-aleck talking dog must go on. But who can "ghost" the Great Geebus and satisfy millions of avid "Derby Dugan" fans? At once a rollicking and bittersweet tale of ambition, temptation, and jealousy, De Haven's novel is a tribute to the redemptive powers of love, imagination, and the well-chosen wisecrack.