Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 3 years ago

    What? He couldn’t squeeze a little more stuff into that drawing? How big was the original piece of paper? Does anyone know?

  2. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Too blurry. Even on Zoom, I couldn’t read it all.

  3. Logan Sackett

    Logan Sackett GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @davidf42

    After I zoomed it with the magnifying glass I used the zoom in Firefox about 3 or 4 times and was able to read all but the handwritten note toward the bottom. I like the busy-ness of it myself.

  4. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    All that for a penny. Back then you were lucky if you had a penny.
    Both entertainment and social commentary.
    You are right Radish he does favor Neuman.
    The one thing to notice all the girl have shoes. Some guys do but most do not. It was not proper in those times for a girl to not have her feet covered.

  5. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago

    Its alfred E. neuman
    But the yellow Kid does bear a resemblance, or should we say Alfred E Neuman looks like The Yellow Kid?

  6. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago

    This is my decoding of the handwritten note. Words in Parentheses Im unsure of.
    I’m a (queer dictatorship)
    fron the heart of newyork
    Im the gay little dancer boy
    (Im not sweet to enjoy)
    (I dont have a clue) funny!
    I’m New York’s (verry…)
    Keep da change … (Mac)

  7. Dave The Red

    Dave The Red said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah that kid on the bottom looks just like Alfred E. Newman, what, me worry?

  8. Cartoonacy

    Cartoonacy said, about 3 years ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    I don’t know the size of the original drawing; but I believe that the New York World was a broadsheet newspaper, which means that this cartoon was originally printed at about 22 × 15 inches.

  9. Karen345

    Karen345 said, about 3 years ago

    holy Moly. Look at the detail!

  10. Karen345

    Karen345 said, about 3 years ago

    And what are those dogs doing! LOL!

  11. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 3 years ago

    @Karen345

    Get your mind outta the gutter and look again. The dog in the dunce cap is riding the other dog horsey style

  12. Patrice

    Patrice GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I would love to see some commentary—-it looks like there is a lot of political satire going on. Look at what the goat is saying.

  13. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I think the Yellow Kid grew up to be Mr Natural.

  14. traj

    traj GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    All the comments on Alfred E. Neuman; remember, that character was not a MAD invention. He was around much before that.

  15. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @traj

    I think you are confused. A. E. Neuman 1956 creation for MAD magazine is the one we are talking about. Its the mouth similar grin.

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