Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Dave4B

    Dave4B said, 2 days ago

    “If you have good health and a good disposition and a few thousand dollars a month, you ought to be satisfied I think”

    How much were cartoonists paid in 1905?

  2. nailer

    nailer GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Yay! Love this one! This is the fist memory I have of Buster Brown, back from when I got to read the Smithsonian´s Book of Comics at the college library some 25 years ago.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, 1 day ago

    Hi! I’m Buster Brown! Look for me in your shoe!
    Arf! Arf!
    That’s my dog Tige! Look for him in there too!

  4. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago


    That goes surprisingly well with your icon!

  5. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, 1 day ago

    Wow, a comic with social consciousness toward animals and poverty in 1905. Who’d a thunk it?

    Loved the “Slide Kelly Slide” reference, too. That was the title to a song about a baseball player of the ’80’s and ’90’s named Mike “King” Kelly, who was the most popular ballplayer in America back then and a real character.

  6. Pauljmsn

    Pauljmsn said, 1 day ago

    Not only two “Buster Browns” and “Yellow Kids”, but “Katzenjammer Kids”. Apparently the practice was not uncommon. Copyright was a murky area back then.

  7. MysteryCat

    MysteryCat GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Anyone get the “let her go Gallagher” reference?

    Are those passenger pigeons on the roof?

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 1 day ago

    And he is in manly pink.

  9. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, about 24 hours ago

    Wouldn’t a bucket of ice water dumped on the head have been simpler?

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