MADNESS IN CROWDS: The Teeming Mind of Harrison Cady

Madness in Crowds is an art book monograph overflowing with the charming, virtuosic, and staggeringly detailed work of the cartoonist and graphic artist Harrison Cady.

A master of creatures, contraptions and crowd scenes, Cady is best known today for illustrating the works of children’s book author Thornton Burgess, but this tome – the first ever collection of Cady’s works – explores in detail the rest of his staggeringly prolific six-decade career, in particular his stunning, overcrowded, and obsessively rendered illustrations for the original Life magazine. Features over 300 images, a detailed biography by Denis and Violet Kitchen, and an introduction by Gary Panter.

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"Underground cartoonist Denis Kitchen and his daughter, visual artist Violet Kitchen, have pulled [Harrison Crowley] out of obscurity with…[an] art book that illuminates his inspired work with beautiful presentation and thoughtful
prose." -Communication Arts

"This is what bookmaking is all about, where design enriches substance. You just want to hug it." -FOLIO


ADC Golden Cube Award for Publication Design (2020)

Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection — Strips (2020)
Eisner Award for Best Publication Design (2020)


The full-color standard edition, designed by Paul Kepple and Headcase Design, is printed on luscious, 100lb uncoated cotton paper and collects 300 images created by Harrison Cady.


Limited to a run of 250, each slipcase edition is signed and numbered by authors Denis and Violet Kitchen and comes with an embedded removable magnifying lens, a 3D "Road To Wealth" print, a pair of 3D glasses, and a Harrison Cady postcard.