A new volume of Krazy Kat is a joyful arrival in this or any season, and this is certainly no exception. This volume presents some of the rarest and hardest to track down of the Krazy Kat strips; with some, in fact, proving impossible to track down. As a result the publishers had to employ microfilm copies in quite a few of the strips reproduced here. The image quality in this volume suffers a bit as a result. This is made up for by the most sumptuous Chris Ware cover yet, along with the nifty additions to this volume, including an early Dingbat Family strip that features Krazy, some Baron Bean strips from 1916 and a complete "never-before-seen" ten-episode daily strip, all by Herriman. Krazy Kat strips are deceptively simple. A cursory glance yields only surface charms that seem to dull with repetition. There are, however, deeper truths to be found, but they are not obvious. Each strip must be taken slowly and meditated over. Given patience and care, the strip will open itself to the diligent reader, with the rewards commensurate to the effort expended. George Herriman's Krazy Kat is a singular achievement in the annals of art.