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Tag Archives: Gustave Verbeek
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):
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:
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
Gustave Verbeek’s Stories without Words, from the Public Ledger, Philadelphia, for Sunday 13 June 1909. The series reprints strips that had already been published in magazines years before.