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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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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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Edward Lear’s Romulus and Remus

The following is another picture story available from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where you will find higher resolution scans. It is the incomplete (or unfinished) companion to Edward Lear’s other Roman history: The Tragical Life and Death of … Continue reading

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Mr Lear Recovers his Hat

I have updated the Manuscripts page with information on the Edward Lear material available at the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library. Among the many items which are also part of the Beinecke Digital Collections are at least three picture … 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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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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