George Emmett's Comic Annual 1877, London: Hogarth House
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Lou Fine's strip Adam Ames is unfamiliar to most people but it was an exceptional example of the soap opera comic strip genre, right up there with Juliet Jones and Abbie and Slats. These samples are from May 16, 1960 to June 25, 1960.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Scott Van Wynsberghe takes the bull by the horns and asks the question "Are they a new art form-or just an adult rehash of the classic comic book?"
"Thus, what is called the graphic novel is questionable at best. It turns out to have a lineage running partly back to Mad, some of its other aspects were anticipated generations ago by everything from children's comics to porn, its alleged birth in the 1970s was remarkably messy and even some of its star players have doubted its very name. In the end, maybe we are just talking about comic books that hate to be called comic books."
An interesting article on "Graphic Novels" in the National Post HERE.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This cartoon was published in Harper's Weekly for 21 April 1900. It was situated in time between the Yellow Kid (1895-98) and Buster Brown. Buster and his bulldog Tige appeared in the New York Herald on 4 May 1902.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Townshend the Runner; or, the King's Favourite, the last known serial written by James Malcolm Rymer. Townshend appeared in The Gentleman's Journal and Youth's Miscellany Vol. II, No. 36, 1 July 1870.
Rymer had disapeared from view after publication of the serial The Golden Heart a Domestic Story in the Christmas Number of Reynolds's Miscellany, Vol. 34, No. 863, 24 December 1864. Townshend the Runner may have been taken from unpublished Reynolds' stock. Illustration by Frederick Gilbert.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
An article from All the Year Round 4 May 1878. The illustration above is from Townshend the Runner; or, the King's Favourite, the last known serial written by James Malcolm Rymer. Townshend appeared in The Gentleman's Journal and Youth's Miscellany Vol. II, No. 36, 1 July 1870.