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

    Swinnerton’s tiger strips are great too. Hopefully you’ll show some of them.

  2. barticle35

    barticle35 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    New York hasn’t changed.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Wonderful to see these old comics!

  4. Neo Stryder

    Neo Stryder said, about 3 years ago

    I find strange not to see an egg boiling in the summer panel.

  5. deskmandmna

    deskmandmna GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    The Egyptian style header is great too

  6. WSR

    WSR said, about 3 years ago

    The seasons are pretty much the same here in Indiana.

  7. listmom

    listmom said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting to see that even in 1899 there was garbage washing up on the beaches.

  8. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    Hey Buzz – check August 30 – and there are a coupla more “Tigers” in the pipeline as well.

  9. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @deskmandmna

    Yeah, the logo cartoons are great on these old pages, sometimes playing off the theme of the day, sometimes not, and in the earliest Sundays are usually done by a different artist.

  10. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @listmom

    It was a lot worse back then. Ships simply dumped all garbage over the sides when entering a port. New York use to dump all garbage just off shore. Remember Garbage scowls ships. Barges loaded with garbage pushed out to sea then dumped within sight of sure. That practice went well into the 60’s I believe.

  11. smacdon

    smacdon said, about 3 years ago

    @Richard

    Thanks for your insight.

  12. smacdon

    smacdon said, about 3 years ago

    Fantastic these old strips. In a humble way, this strip is also saying something about the separation between “high” (classical, refined) and “low” (unrefined, "realistic) culture. And just look at the “logo.” These reproductions are a real treat.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    smacdon: Not so much insight as memory. I remember the garbage barge that went from New York to Texas and back trying to find some place to take their load. If Texas wouldn’t take it, you know the polluting technology is outmoded!

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