See You in the Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition of St. Louis Cartooning is a book published by Reedy Press in USA in 2008. The paperback book was created to shine a light on the large number of comic strip creators that originated from St. Louis.
The title of the book, ‘See You in the Funny Papers’, is a phrase that began to appear in America around the 1920s, commonly used as a reference that life can often be just as amusing and whimsical as the Sunday comics. The phrase is the basis of the books title.
See You in the Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition of St. Louis Cartooning contains 128 black and white pages and measures 24.77cm x 17.78cm. With St. Louis being Lee Falk’s home town, both he and his comic book creations are featured through the book.
We find short biographies of both Lee Falk and Phantom comic strip illustrator Ray Moore within the book.
Lee Falk’s creations, the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician are found within See You in the Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition of St. Louis Cartooning in their comic strip form.
We also find a page featuring a photo of Lee Falk surrounded by the Phantom and Mandrake the Magician as costumed characters, taken in 1986 upon winning the National Cartoonists Society’s Silver T-Square Award.