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Category Archives: Gustave Verbeek
Gustave Verbeek‘s Loony Lyrics of Lulu, 17 July – 23 October 1910, presented an adventure of Lulu and her “papa” with a fantastic animal described in the last panel in a limerick composed by Lulu, a real tour de force, as … Continue reading
Another unusual adventure of Gustave Verbeek’s Tiny Tads from 1910.
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.
[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
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
Here is the 15 March 1914 strip for Gustave Verbeek‘s Terrors of the Tiny Tads; below an example of Thornton Fisher’s The Wishing Wisp (see yesterday’s post):
Gustave Verbeek’s The Terrors of the Tiny Tads strip for 17 September 1913, from the Boston Sunday Post.
Boston Sunday Post, 31 August 1913.
A very early example of a Verbeek newspaper comic strip, probably recycled from his 1890s French production, the date is 2 December 1900. Notice the signature as VerBeck:
More Terrors of the Tiny Tads by Gustave Verbeek, from 15 February 1914: