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Benjamin Rabier’s Bullets

Antoine Sausverd of Töpfferiana has a very interesting post on a pair of strips by Benjamin Rabier which appear to have been influenced by Peter Newell: “Trajectoire,” a single-page story from La Jeunesse illustrée (no. 700, 11 February 1917) follows the … Continue reading

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Gustave Verbeek’s Twinklies

It seems I missed this important post on Gustave Verbeek (or Verbeck as the preferred spelling now seems to be) from the Stripper’s Guide in the series of Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Gustave Verbeck. Here are three strips from Verbeek’s … Continue reading

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Peter Newell, The Policeman & the Match

Harper’s Round Table, vol. 18, 15 June 1897, p. 888.

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Gustave Verbeek, The Hunter’s Strategy

Harper’s Round Table, vol. 18, 15 December 1896, p. 164.

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Gustave Verbeek before the Comics

Neuvième Art 2.0, the online magazine of the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée e de l’image has a long, interesting article on Gustave Verbeek (or Verbeck as the author, prefers to call him): Christian Staebler, “Gustave Verbeck, la quintessence … Continue reading

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Peter Newell, The Johnson Family at the Columbian Exposition (1893)

One of the most annoying aspects of Peter Newell’s production was his frequent reliance on racial stereotypes, which often becomes racism tout court; here is what Bridget R. Cooks writes in “Fixing Race: Visual Representations of African-Americans att the World’s … Continue reading

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Carolyn Wells’s Lovely Lilly

Carolyn Wells often contributed to the children’s sections of newspapers in the first decade of the XX century. One of the weirdest of these contributions was no doubt Adventures of Lovely Lilly, which ran in the Sunday New York Herald from December 1906 … Continue reading

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