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

    Even though the enlarged print is still too small to read we can still enjoy the different excellent art styles on this page.

  2. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    Agreed.

  3. archipelago

    archipelago GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    What I was able to read:
    At the Pleasure Ground: Languid Lou: “If that’s pleasure I”d like to know wot they calls work." ;
    At Good Tennis Court: “As Warm As You” (next to:) “Potato Haven” (I think it is a potato bug) ;
    The Two “Big Bugs” at our Country Resort. ;
    Tennis On The Deep – OR – How the Mermaids took advantage of a drunken fisherman. ;
    Play Ball. Some Rooters (pigs & fans) Low Balls (next to drink prices). Ball Lossers at practice. ;
    Some Boardwalkisms. All style of feet to be seen. Setting the fashion in beards and costumes for the 1897 season (the men facing eachother). Getting a little sea air (hats & beards blowing). “Don’t annoy me dear! I am flirting with the waves” (mother to daughter). “Charlie boys”?? (not sure on that one) “The Invalid” “Cholley” and his pet can always be seen on the walk. ;
    Drop a nickle in the slot and get your photograph. ;
    The only Sea-Serpent Ever Seen (tiny snake in tank) ;
    The Barker (man w/ big mouth) ;
    Get your hands read, get your heads read, Prof. Febon (?) Palmist (men w/ red heads & hands) ;
    The Only Mammoth Ever Captured Alive – We Expect to Hear from it every minute ;
    Bones of a prehistoric Zulu (next to dice)

  4. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    pretty risqué images for 1897

  5. pallent

    pallent GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Not only the artistic styles, but the intricate and complicated page layouts are interesting.

  6. marykatie

    marykatie GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    If you click on the page, it opens in a new window and then you can enlarge it a little – easier to read!

  7. 1Petunia

    1Petunia GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Neat!

  8. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @pallent

    and that’s just one half of the piece

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