Who can resist Uncle Sam as rendered by Winsor McCay? Plus, I’ve added another ten non-Uncle Sam images to the McCay folder. Enjoy!
Archive for Additions
Now this feels like Summer! See more in our J.W. McGurk archive.
We’ve seen our pal A.D. Condo produce humor from all sorts of situations, but who knew he had mined some laughs from the prehistoric age? Get ready to travel way back in time with This Day in History! We’ve unearthed 20 of these, go check them out!
I’m guessing just about everyone is acquainted at least to some degree with Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Here is a random sampling from the early years.
Let’s celebrate the New Year with some pre-Thimble Theater Segar comics! I give you a few weeks of And They Get By With It!
Let us welcome Home Guard Holmes to the Barnacle Press family. I add it today in tribute to an old friend – happy birthday, buddy!
I only have a handful of these to share right now. From our old pal H.C. Greening.
It’s a weekly tale set in the days of old featuring a bold, girly looking prince and told with lushly illustrated panels but no word balloons…no I’m not talking about that Valiant guy, but rather Prince Errant! Errant is the creation of H.C. Greening, so you can count on the fact that it’s going to be pretty out-there (thankfully, it does not disappoint). Follow Prince Errant as he searches high and low for a princess to save and wed, though nothing is ever quite that simple.
Miss Scoopem is a reporter for The Daily Smudge who has a nose for news, unfortunately she tends to pick up the wrong scent more often than not. The creator is Charles H. Wellington, who you may remember from Dreamy Dave. Given these appeared in 1906, the fact that Miss Scoopem starred in her own strip and was the butt of jokes based on her bumbling personality as opposed to strictly her sex makes this one seem a bit progressive (though there are some decidedly non-progressive elements at play too). I certainly don’t get the feeling Wellington created this strip as an excuse to draw a pretty gal as was often the case when a female character took center stage, but I guess we’ll never know for sure…