Ginger Meggs by Jason Chatfield

Ginger Meggs

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    Hey, Jason, when did “Ginger Meggs” exactly begin? Like “Garfield” began 19 June 1978.

  2. SydneyCityTV

    SydneyCityTV said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    As far as I’m aware, the first Ginger Meggs comic was printed in what is now known as The Sun Herald (a local newspaper here in Sydney, for those wondering) on November 13, 1921.

  3. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, over 2 years ago

    Tiger Kelly’s parents, teachers, and gym coach probably cheer him on.

  4. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    Uh oh!

  5. Us Fellers

    Us Fellers said, over 2 years ago

    Hi SydneyCityTV – Jason will have accurate information on dates but Ginger Meggs did appear first in 1921 in the paper now known as The Sun-Herald. However, initially he had only a secondary part in the strip which was titled ‘Gladsome Gladys’ – she was a little girl who was always there to get the boys out of trouble. Jimmy Bancks soon found that concept too limiting and allowed Ginger to become the main character.
    Besides the strip being one of the longest surviving in history it is unique in that it has portrayed various social aspects of the times through which it has delighted readers, As such it is a unique Australian icon.

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