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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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The Padloctopus and the Alligatorang-oorang

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):

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Gustave Verbeek, Pelicanned Tomatoes

Boston Sunday Post, 31 August 1913.

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The Cockatoostep and the Caterwaltz

More Terrors of the Tiny Tads by Gustave Verbeek, from 15 February 1914:

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Unnatural History Lessons

The early newspaper comic supplements used a wide variety of materials to fill their pages, among them alphabets — which could be put to several uses: satiric or purely nonsensical — seem to have been particularly appreciated. Here is an … Continue reading

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Sunset & periwinkles

This enigmatic drawing by Edward Lear is from a set sold at Christie’s on 3 June 2003: LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). An album containing 9 comic and other sketches in pen and ink (one in pencil), together with photographs of Lear’s … Continue reading

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Thumbnail Studies in Un-natural History

Bob Addams, “Two Thumbnail Studies in Un-natural History.” The Metropolitan Magazine, vol. 22, no. 6, September 1905, p. 740.

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The Day of the Wombat

Peacay of BibliOdyssey posts “some delightful scratchy illustrations from the 1962 book by Ruth Park, ‘The Adventures of the Muddle-headed Wombat’” in honour of Australia Day. So here is my homage. Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s lament for the death of his … Continue reading

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