Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Mark

    Mark said, over 1 year ago

    alright; here we go!

  2. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’m guessing: Katzenjammer Kids?

  3. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve seen some of Rudolph Dirk’s early strips in a book and they have unbelievable energy! Even the set up panels are alive. And the slapstick action is crazy, cannons pointed at people’s faces, tar poured on everyone, really nuts!

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    And Katzenjammer Kids is still around, I read it on AZCentral. It’s just a Sunday strip though.

  5. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Yeah, Comics Kingdom has the Katzenjammers and other cool stuff.

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 1 year ago

    Unfortunately, today’s Katzenjammer Kids is only a shadow of its original greatness.

  7. Grainpaw

    Grainpaw said, over 1 year ago

    I think the case could be made that the Yellow Kid is a step in the evolution of the modern T-shirt with a message, with military insignia and tattoos preceding, and numbered sports jerseys following.

  8. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, over 1 year ago

    The Yellow Kid grew up to be Mr Natural.

  9. SukieDC

    SukieDC said, over 1 year ago

    Seeing some early strips and getting their history… Ah, marvelous anticipation!

  10. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, over 1 year ago

    Yup, that would be the katzenjammer kids…

  11. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 1 year ago

    @Blackwolff9

    I think so, too.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    I got to read the Katzenjammer Kids way back when in the news paper in the 1960’s, and some cartoons based upon them and other Sunday Funnies.

  13. WSR

    WSR said, over 1 year ago

    Here come Hans & Fritz…watch out Captain und der Inspecktor!!!

  14. listmom

    listmom said, over 1 year ago

    Max und Moritz — one of my favourite pieces of 19th c. literature. Parents would be scandalized if it were published today for our tiny tots. I was introduced to it on a high school trip to Germany — our guide read it out loud, translating all the while, and laughing so much we could hardly understand him. Love it! (Oh yes, and the early Katzenjammers were amazing — maybe not so much today.)

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