Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. dheine1971

    dheine1971 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Bowling in 1896!

  2. Lanin Thomasma

    Lanin Thomasma said, about 2 years ago

    Everybody makes a big deal out of the Yellow Kid. The gal in the huge bonnet is just as expressive, but she never got any press.

  3. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @dheine1971

    Back then no gutters. They came later. Wooden rails along the lanes kept the ball in play. Most kids back then got jobs working as pin setters. You had to be quick or they would roll the ball at you when you were setting the pins.

  4. Lindsey Blandford

    Lindsey Blandford said, about 2 years ago

    Look Close on the far lane—The original smiley face.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    And that new-fangled e-lectric Edison lamp.

  6. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    This new series might be worth following if

    1. It they supercharged the magnifier so it would be big enough to read.

    2. If I had an extra 25 minutes to read it all.

  7. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Good points, Ben! As the series continues pages have a bit less detail.

  8. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hey Lindsey – You may be on to something! Wikipedia says the first use of the smiley face was in 1948. This one has that beat by more than 50 years!

  9. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Say Zuhlamon — stay tuned…coming in two weeks is an 1898 Sunday comic poking fun at Edison and Tesla.

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    wow, I had to make it bigger and still hard to read it all. I wonder why the yeller kid just wears nightshirt?
    This is a real good bit of history.

  11. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 2 years ago

    I hope you keep running this series for a long time, it’s a great look at strips we wouldn’t see otherwise.

  12. William Vaughan

    William Vaughan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    This cartoon has a gutter in it on the far right side including vertical text identifying it as a gutter.

  13. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, about 2 years ago

    I hope this isn’t the end of this series. I( like reading about the history of these comics. Maybe some of these comics can be put here on a regular basis?

  14. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    To Buzz and Katina:
    This series will run for a year or so, with new entries every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and, of course, Sunday. Some weeks an extra page will be thrown in as well.

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