Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi by John Stanley
Hardcover – Drawn + Quarterly – Aug 2020 – 243 pages
Lulu Moppet is back with even more outlandish adventures and misadventures, as cartoonist John Stanley settles into kooky and entertaining suburban storylines starring Lulu, Tubby, Alvin, and the rest of the gang.
Lulu is a strong, assertive young girl who is both entertaining and empowering to girls and women of all ages—even if she sometimes finds herself in hot water. In Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi, she outsmarts criminals who mistake her for a wealthy young girl, gets into hijinks during a day at the beach, and plays hooky—but only by accident! Over the course of these stories, Stanley excels at visual gags, from Lulu using a pencil sharpener on lipstick to a disgruntled Alvin being flocked by girls after trying his mother’s perfume.
This is the second installment in Drawn & Quarterly’s landmark reprint series of the classic John Stanley comic strip that was first published by Dell Comics in the 1940s and ’50s. Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi will delight longtime fans of the series and new readers alike. Now with an introduction by poet and writer Eileen Myles (Chelsea Girls), we learn just how much a little girl’s bravery, silliness, and free will can inspire us all.