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

    even back in 1502 or whenever you couldn’t publish a comic strip about clubbing a dog on the head without having to put some phony disclaimer in it, phony self censorship, they just wanted to sell papers and if meanness sells then so be it, hypocritical editors at work here

  2. mkilby

    mkilby said, about 3 years ago

    It’s a shame that this comic could not have been scanned in a resolution that would make it easier to read the two columns of jokes in fine print. Even zoomed in with the magnifying glass, they are just barely decipherable.

  3. davidf42

    davidf42 said, about 3 years ago

    Extremely cruel. The joke is the creativity of the perpetrators, not the action itself. And I concur about the jokes in the side columns. Even enlarged, it’s not worth the time or effort to try to read them.

  4. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’m anxious for months of “Happy Hooligan” strips to make their way into this feature. If they ever do.

  5. WSR

    WSR said, about 3 years ago

    Surprised Pa & Ma Katzenjammer weren’t around to tan their hides for this…just plain old cruel!!!

  6. Dave Hussell

    Dave Hussell said, about 3 years ago

    Funny, they thought it was cruel enough to post a disclaimer, yet they never bothered to pull it!

    Disclaimer, of just covering their own butts?

  7. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 3 years ago

    The second joke “Bryant Revisited” goes:
    “The melancholy days have come
    The saddest ever yet.
    When we put our overcoats in hock
    Our summer suits to get.”

    Reminds me of something I saw on TV yesterday. A pawn shop in Detroit stores the winter furs of many people during the summer months because they are safer being pawned for a few months than left in a closet at home.

  8. MysteryCat

    MysteryCat GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Yes, that would have made the strip more palatable.

  9. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    This is why you no longer see many of the old cartoons.
    Popeye is way to violent.
    Road Runner movies to violent.
    Every one watches Scooby Doo.
    The either run a lot or stand a talk a lot.
    And NO HINT OF SEX so quit thinking about Daphne
    although personally I think Velma would be more freaky.

  10. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Kit Walker

    On the way, Kit. The first Happy Hooligan comic appears in a few weeks with several more to follow.

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