The eponymously named tome
that serves as the catalog for the Masters of American Comics
exhibition at U.C.L.A.'s Hammer Museum and Los Angeles's MoCA contains work by familiar names such as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Gary Panter, and Chris Ware, as well as by pioneering masters George Herriman (Krazy Kat
) and Chester Gould (Dick Tracy
). Essays by Dave Eggers, Jonathan Safran Foer, Matt Groening, Francoise Mouly, to name a few, round out this well-illustrated, comprehensive history of American comics.