Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

    @Buzza Wuzza


  3. archipelago

    archipelago GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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, 11 months ago

    pretty risqué images for 1897

  5. pallent

    pallent GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

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

  6. marykatie

    marykatie GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months 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, 11 months ago


  8. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    and that’s just one half of the piece

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