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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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Another Owl, Another Pussy-cat

“They call that thing a cat owl. Humph! It may have resembled one of my family before it was stuffed. But now — well – “I’ll leave it to anybody; does that bundle of hay and feathers look anything like … Continue reading

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A Startling Illusion

Harper’s Young People, vol. XIV, 1893, p. 40.

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