A lot of interesting things have happened with my book “Miss Mizzou: A Life Beyond Comics” this last year. There has been a lot of press for the book, I’ve made a few appearances, and there was also a Miss Mizzou exhibit up locally as well. In September 2015 I wrapped up a full year of blogging about the character, and you can check out the blog highlights here. The response to the book has been really positive–thanks to everyone for their support!
A narrative nonfiction book by J.B. Winter:
“Miss Mizzou: A Life Beyond Comics”
About the book: After a brief 24 hour visit to the small college town of Columbia, Missouri, the cartoonist Milton Caniff was inspired to create an iconic blonde wearing a trench coat: Miss Mizzou! Her adventures in the Steve Canyon comic strip turned Columbia on its ear, inspiring various promotional tie-ins during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of these promotions were celebrated with fervor, while others created controversy that resulted in national headlines. Now you can read about the forgotten history of this character and see the exciting life she lived beyond the comic page. Continue reading