Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca for May 05, 2014

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    Steve Bartholomew  about 10 years ago

    I think this would be called Art Nouveau, but I’m not an expert.

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    Ben Towle Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Wow… such an interesting drawing style: completely uniform line weight and a highly selective/limited use of perspective (like the boxes and ship in panel 7, or the brick wall in panel 5). It reminds me a bit of playing card art.

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    Ruth C. Dickinson  about 10 years ago

    Dear Peter Maresca, Thanks for this wonderful series. Interesting how important artistic values used to be and how much work artists were willing to put into rendering their strips. I would like to see some more work by this artist and also some work by Rubino. Thanks again! Arcedes

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    ecbaldwin Premium Member about 10 years ago

    We saw this all come back again in the Peter Max-inspired “Yellow Submarine.” Unfortunately, the strip got the Stamp Act wrong. The problem wasn’t that the colonists were being forced to pay a new tax, but that the English tea was coming in untaxed!

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Actually, tea coming into Britain was taxed more. The American complaint was that tea coming into America was being taxed at all, even though there were no Americans in Parliament to vote on the issue. (Before the French and Indian War, Americans had only paid taxes to the 13 colonies, so /all/ British taxes on the colonies were unwelcome innovations.)

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    cameron.hall  about 10 years ago

    where is the strip?

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 10 years ago

    There was also a tax on whiskey, but they found something better to do with it than throw it overboard.

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