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Scott McCloud, perhaps the most important living formalist analyst of comics, has been one of the most vocal advocates of the transformative potential of online comics. But the most popular and successful online comics have, for the most part, been … Continue reading

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Scott McCloud, perhaps the most important living formalist analyst of comics, has been one of the most vocal advocates of the transformative potential of online comics. But the most popular and successful online comics have, for the most part, been … Continue reading

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Murdered Over Comics?

I’m really not sure what to make of this article I found in the December 21, 1903 issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune. There was a bit of a moral panic about comic supplements in the end of that decade, … Continue reading

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Murdered Over Comics?

I’m really not sure what to make of this article I found in the December 21, 1903 issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune. There was a bit of a moral panic about comic supplements in the end of that decade, … Continue reading

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M. Thomas Inge, Comics as Culture, pg. 138

…Contrary to popular belief, the comics did not thrive because of the immigrant readers who knew little English. A good command of the language was necessary to get the point of much comic strip humor, especially things like the street … Continue reading

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Review: Allan Holtz, American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide

At $120 on Amazon, Allen Holtz’s 2012 American Newspaper Comics: Am Encyclopedic Reference Guide may well be the most expensive new book I’ve ever purchased. As someone who is working on a dissertation on early newspaper comics, however, it’s an invaluable resource, … Continue reading

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Review: Allan Holtz, American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide

At $120 on Amazon, Allen Holtz’s 2012 American Newspaper Comics: Am Encyclopedic Reference Guide may well be the most expensive new book I’ve ever purchased. As someone who is working on a dissertation on early newspaper comics, however, it’s an invaluable resource, … Continue reading

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Tom De Haven, Funny Papers, p. 139

A man and a woman were arguing loudly as Walter skated past Violin Park, and glancing at them, he thought, Big noses on the two of them—his hat’s too small. And he could almost hear Georgie asking him, But how … Continue reading

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