Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 1 year ago

    Let’s count all of the things you could NEVER put into a comic strip in 2013 that are drawn big as life here in this strip from 1896!

  2. Joy Sabl

    Joy Sabl GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Endless blatant stereotypes (and some bullying) but zero segregation… interesting for those who tend to assume that the two go hand-in-hand.

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    yeh, we got lots and lots of trouble.
    that’s a capital T and it rhymes with P and that stands for POOL!

  4. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    As long as the dog chasing the cat eventually catches up to it, all of those politically incorrect illustrations shall become disregarded at best..

  5. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 1 year ago

    Gee, I wish I could read it!

  6. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 1 year ago

    @davidf42

    Use the zoom feature and then click on the pic to zoom more. Its kind of grainy. I just appreciating the artwork and the politically incorrect drawings. Bet the Libs are having a fit with this one.

  7. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, about 1 year ago

    Different times, I read the collected works of H. G. Wells a few years back and was put off by the racism and misogyny until I put in in the context of the era

  8. Dave The Red

    Dave The Red GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    There always seems to be a girl with a big hat, the amount of content is amazing, seems like some of the strips for “Girl Genius” took after this.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Colonel Claus

    “Libs” are actually the most open minded and tolerant. It’s the thin-skinned that you’re thinking of. But, hey, who am I to stand in the way of your misguided rant? Now, go yell at some kid to get off your lawn!

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Joy Sabl

    The richer ones tend to segregate as the poorer ones find they have more in common with others in their same socio-economic area.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Colonel Claus

    ‘PC’ these days mean not to be blatantly racist, sexist etc.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 1 year ago

    Being of Irish descent, I know about the jokes of that time. Personally I think they are still funny. BTW, I may not be a Lib, But I’m no Con either. Just keep the playing field level. I think thats what they were doing back then.

  13. Guy Gilchrist

    Guy Gilchrist said, about 1 year ago

    Outcault was a genius. I hope you’ll share these, and all the other early comics with your friends. The history of comics is a wonderful, rich field.

  14. Attila The Voice!

    Attila The Voice! said, about 1 year ago

    Wow, there’s a lot going on here! This is something else!

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