Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 1 year ago

    What would happen if a modern day cartoonist did a strip about a pet cat being covered in dough like that?

  2. jfmcenanly

    jfmcenanly said, over 1 year ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    PETA would take all his dough

  3. drbob456x

    drbob456x said, over 1 year ago

    The Captain’s wife didn’t change much about her hairdo over the years. Love this strip!!

  4. Neo Stryder

    Neo Stryder said, over 1 year ago

    I still have that sight each weekend in Mexico.

  5. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, over 1 year ago

    I hope the cat got his revenge later by doing something in the dough and they boys find it when they are eating the pie.

  6. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I know the title on the bottom panel says The Cop is Coming, but I couldn’t help first seeing it as The GOP is Coming. That would still scare the hell out of any immigrant, legal or not.

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why are they running?
    Back in those days cops were known for taking care of you by making sure you “paid” your way.
    It was common thing back then.
    Not really looked at as corruption but business.
    Later things like integrity, professionalism, ethics, finally came into play but much later than you think.
    My father as an officer worked with his partner who had contact with the local mobsters. They kept their “business” which was prostitution, booze, and gambling out of the nicer neighborhoods. So if someone came in from out of town and set up shop somewhere where they were not wanted my dad’s partner would make a call and the shop was soon moved. If not willing to move. You never heard from them again. All for a fee paid to the Chief of the PD and spread to those doing that work. My dad was a rookie so he was not on the payroll. Later the entire department except for my dad was arrested by the Feds in the great round up of cops working with the mob. Late 1940’s early 50’s.

  8. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That cat was rolling in dough!

  9. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, over 1 year ago

    The irony of the bottom comic is that the cop was either an immigrant himself (he may have come from Ireland to escape from the Potato Famine, or Germany or Russia to escape the pogroms if he was Jewish), or the son of immigrants. To paraphrase Buzza Wuzza’s question: What would happen if a modern day cartoonist did a strip like that?

  10. barticle35

    barticle35 said, over 1 year ago

    @phritzg: If you read your history books, you will discover that in those days the Republicans were the liberal progressives and the Dems were mostly Southern white racists.

  11. Browns44

    Browns44 said, over 1 year ago

    @barticle35
    first you assume that phritzg would bother to read a history book that started before FDR. That is when the real America started for phritzg.
    Secondly, he most likely voted for the man who said we have 57 States.
    And finally, phritzg doesn’t understand the ramifications that all cheese is free on a mouse trap. He just continues to demand more free cheese.

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Not sure I understand about the bottom cartoon. The top is funny tho.

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