Archive for Additions

Mechanical Easter Rabbit

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Jiggs visits the library

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Happy National Library Week!

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If you haven’t already, make sure to hug your favorite librarian today (and every day this week)

Nobody Loves A Fat Man!

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I would say if anything is weighing down poor Hiram Hefty it would be the seemingly never-ending supply of indignities heaped upon him! Welcome to Nobody Loves A Fat Man, a strip that may be over 100 years old, but seems plenty fresh today in the ways it finds to continually punish its main character for the unpardonable sin of being a little overweight. I have not been able to dig up anything else from this Weston, but he or she certainly shows some promise here.

The Emotions of Women

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An interesting series of “insights” from a century ago by Winnie Lee with illustrations from E.R. Higgins. Or as one paper hyperbolically put it: a series of the most penetrating, the most brilliant contributions yet made to the subject of ‘woman’s nature’. See the Higgins archive for even more.

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The Day of the Girl

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Join the War Effort With Kitty Khaki

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Kitty Khaki is a weird one in the sense that I’ve cobbled these from a number of papers…Kitty just never seemed to find a home for more than a few episodes. I checked American Newspaper Comics and Mr. Holtz appears to have had the same issue investigating this one. I’ve managed to unearth sixteen of them, though I should warn you one is in such poor shape it is barely readable. The creator is clearly named Hughes, though that’s about all I can tell you.

Truesday Jam

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I’m not sure what brought together the skills of legendary artists A.D. Condo and Johnny Gruelle for one super panel, but I do know I like it. According to the Oxford Dictionary online, Shanks’s Pony is “used to refer to one’s own legs and the action of walking as a means of conveyance.” It is my new goal to drop that one into casual conversation sometime soon.

Is It Too Late For Resolutions?

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I’m not sure who the creator is behind Resolutions, the signature appears to be a “W” in a circle; anyone have any ideas? There aren’t too many of them, one imagines the artist started with the best of intentions and then slipped back into old habits…

Everett True Pop Quiz

Mr. True would rather you:

a) keep your unsolicited film commentary to yourself

b) keep your stinking smoking habit to yourself

c) keep your filthy germs to yourself

d) all of the above

(no fair scrolling down until you have circled your choice on the monitor)

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