Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

Origins of the Sunday Comics

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  1. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Did this one actually run in shades of green?

  2. Sunday Press

    Sunday Press GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Yes, Thomas, early comic sections were often printed with one, two or three colors, instead of four. The sections were four pages, or one large sheet folded in half, with one side in printed in full color, the other with fewer colors to save money. When folded, the front and back pages would be in full color, and the inside, usually less popular strips, would not. Even Little Nemo, from 1911 to 1914, often appeared on the inside of the comic sections and was printed with only two or three colors.

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