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Rudek and the Bear: Volume 1

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


A hardcover edition of the first 50 comics, with a few fun extras.

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This print edition of the first 50 Rudek and the Bear cartoons was designed to be a book worth having. It’s a hardcover, clothbound edition that will look gorgeous on your shelf and give you years of enjoyment. And it doesn’t just contain cartoons 1 – 50. It’s got a slew of fun extra features.


  • Size: 11″ x 8.5″ (bound on the 8.5 side)
  • Dust Jacket: 100-lb stock gloss, with matte lamination. Features wrap-around watercolor illustration.
  • Binding: casebound in cranberry linen cloth, with gold-foil Polish eagle design die-stamped on cover
  • Interior Paper: 100-lb stock, “dull” finish to lessen glare; offset color printing

Extra Features

  • Wrap-around watercolor art created exclusively for the dust jacket
  • Endpaper art featuring portraits of the cast of characters
  • A group portrait of Rudek’s company, including over 70 Kickstarter backers drawn as anthropomorphic characters
  • two all-new comics not appearing on the website
  • notes and thoughts from the artist as footnotes to certain cartoons
  • a page of fan art
  • a portrait of the artist’s parents as a honeybadger and a puma
  • I will be happy to sign your copy on request!

Additional information

Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 in

1 review for Rudek and the Bear: Volume 1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gosh, I’m surprised there is no review posted here, so I suppose I’ll have to do it! As a historian of the Polish Second Republic, this web-comic is just utterly magnificent. Well researched, it showcases the realities of the Polish Kresy with apt detail and wit. As it has grown from the simple introduction of characters and spaces, it has moved towards greater introspection as to the ethnic policies and complications for the Second Republic and the disparate peoples whom inhabited the borderlands. I truly hope that another volume is published soon, and that it reaches an even wider audience. Indeed, this series may one day make as useful a tool in the university classroom as “Maus”.

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