Tag Archives: Gustave Verbeek

The Gook

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

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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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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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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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Gustave Verbeek, Philander and His Rocking Horse

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:

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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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