Category Archives: Comics

George Carlson’s Old Person of Ware

  George Carlson, from Puzzle-Fun Comics, no. 1, Spring 1946. On Carlson see the long two-part essay by Paul Tumey: part 1, part 2.

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The Tiny Tads Visit the Butterflybrary

  Another unusual adventure of Gustave Verbeek’s Tiny Tads from 1910.

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The Tiny Tads Travel to the Clouds

An unusual 1910 episode from Gustave Verbeek’s Terrors of the Tiny Tads. Society is Nix from Sunday Press, which I mentioned in the previous post, has been reviewed in the New York Review of Books blog.

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Gustave Verbeek’s Cruel Tales and the Nonsense Tradition

[I wrote this short article for The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek: The Complete Sunday Comics 1903-1905, edited by Peter Maresca, foreword by Martin Gardner. Palo Alto, CA: Sunday Press Books, 2009, where it appeared under the title "Verbeek's Loony Lyrics … Continue reading

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A Choice Collection of Queens and Kings, and other Things

In February 2011 I posted a review of some Christmas books for 1874, “Nonsense for Big and Little Babies” from Judy. Among the books reviewed was A Choice Collection of Queens and Kings, and other Things by S.A. the Princess Hesse Schwartzbourg, … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty by Aliquis

Last year I posted Edward Lear’s version of Humpty Dumpty, and was reminded of Aliquis’s Pictorial Humpty Dumpty (London: Tilt & Bogue, 1843, but the cover clearly has 1842), another “panorama” by the author of The Flight of the Old … Continue reading

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Alfred Z. Baker’s Images à renversement

Antoine Sausverd over at Töpfferiana has unearthed some contributions by Alfred Zantzinger Baker to the French children’s magazine La jeunesse illustré, 1906-1907 (Gallica). I have now created a set of pages which, besides providing information on Baker and his toy … Continue reading

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Polly Sleepyhead Passes Through a Small Cyclone

Another late strip from Peter Newell‘s series Polly Sleepyhead; it is from 1907, but I do not know the date:

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No More Naps for Polly

In the last episodes of Peter Newell’s The Naps of Polly Sleepyhead the naps disappear, not only from the title: she is now the intended victim of Tom and Dicky’s practical jokes, but she regularly manages to inadvertedly turn the … Continue reading

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The Tiny Tads Meet the Piccoloafer and the Magpiano

Gustave Verbeek’s The Terrors of the Tiny Tads strip for 17 September 1913, from the Boston Sunday Post.

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