Introducing Little Sammy Sneeze, a boy endlessly afflicted with a most inconvenient case of sternutation. "He just simply couldn't stop it" McCay warns us before we even get to the action, "he never knew when it was coming." There are six panels: four build up the sneeze, one illustrates the disastrous effects, and the final one shows the aftermath. Sure, it's one joke played time and again, but never has such a joke been so wonderfully rendered.
By Winsor McCay