Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. davidf42

    davidf42 said, almost 2 years ago

    People must’ve been bored in those days, to think this was funny.

  2. Dampwaffle

    Dampwaffle said, almost 2 years ago

    You have to remember: No TV, no radio and in those days, books were also very expensive. Comic strips, especially in the formative years, were certainly a novelty. Read some of the Little Nemo and Slumberland if you get a chance. Like this particular strip, a lot of the humor has lost its relevance over the years and may leave the modern reader scratching their head thinking “this was supposed to be funny” – or for that matter, watch the entire run of “Gilligan’s Island” if you want to have the same reaction and torture yourself at the same time…

  3. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Good point, DW. Over 100 years ago these jokes and puns (many Philly-related) were still new. Or at least as new as the latest vaudeville acts.

  4. Lindsey Blandford

    Lindsey Blandford said, almost 2 years ago

    Those mosquitoes look as big as the ones we have in Michigan.

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