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Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca for January 02, 2015

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    Fruno  almost 7 years ago

    I first discovered Feininger’s work in 1978, in a collection published in the Netherlands. It permanently blew right open my conception of comics, and it continues to actively inspire me to this day. His Willie Winkie pages are some of the most beautiful art that I know of in any medium. Try to see them in their original h-u-g-e size, reprinted in Sunday Press’s fabulous book, Forgotten Fantasy.

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    MansellinDistress  almost 7 years ago

    I am envious of anyone who gets to see these for the first time.Sunday Press offers “Forgotten Fantasy” a must-own volume of early Sunday strips—including every Feininger strip!—reprinted at their original size!!!ANDThey are having a sale… http://sundaypressbooks.comDon’t miss it.

    Every serious comic fan needs to own both “Fantasy” and its companion volume “Society is Nix”

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    Trina Talma Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    The backgrounds are great… but Wee Willie looks more like a little old man than a little boy.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Not many sublime visual possibilities being demonstrated here — but then, Spiegelman is often full of crap.

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    Ushindi  almost 7 years ago

    “Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown,Rapping at the window, crying through the lock,“Are the children in their beds, for now it’s eight o’clock?”(I remember my mother telling us kids this Mother Goose poem.)

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    MJKesquire  almost 7 years ago

    What numbers? If you cannot enlarge it with the magnifying glass on the strip, try using theenlarging glass in the lower right corner on your computer!

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    Peter Maresca Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Thanks, NG!

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    Kip W  almost 7 years ago

    I love these. Feininger (also an important painter) had a beautiful, off-kilter vision, and his sympathy and understanding of the half-light world of early childhood appeals to me. This is what many of my earliest memories were like — massive misapprehensions about the world around me.

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