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The First Terror of the Tiny Tads

First instalment of Gustave Verbeek’s Terrors of the Tiny Tads, May 28, 1905. On Verbeek here and at nonsenselit.org. From Peter Maresca’s Origin of Sunday Comics series.

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The Tiny Tads Visit the Butterflybrary

  Another unusual adventure of Gustave Verbeek’s Tiny Tads from 1910.

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The Tiny Tads Travel to the Clouds

An unusual 1910 episode from Gustave Verbeek’s Terrors of the Tiny Tads. Society is Nix from Sunday Press, which I mentioned in the previous post, has been reviewed in the New York Review of Books blog.

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The Tiny Tads Meet the Piccoloafer and the Magpiano

Gustave Verbeek’s The Terrors of the Tiny Tads strip for 17 September 1913, from the Boston Sunday Post.

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… and More Tiny Tads

A late, and, I’m sorry to say, very misogynistic episode of the Terrors of the Tiny Tads by Gustave Verbeek; 28 June 1914:

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Gustave Verbeek’s Cruel Tales and the Nonsense Tradition

[I wrote this short article for The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek: The Complete Sunday Comics 1903-1905, edited by Peter Maresca, foreword by Martin Gardner. Palo Alto, CA: Sunday Press Books, 2009, where it appeared under the title “Verbeek’s Loony Lyrics … Continue reading

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The Padloctopus and the Alligatorang-oorang

Here is the 15 March 1914 strip for Gustave Verbeek‘s Terrors of the Tiny Tads; below an example of Thornton Fisher’s The Wishing Wisp (see yesterday’s post):

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The Cockatoostep and the Caterwaltz

More Terrors of the Tiny Tads by Gustave Verbeek, from 15 February 1914:

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Unnatural History Lessons

The early newspaper comic supplements used a wide variety of materials to fill their pages, among them alphabets — which could be put to several uses: satiric or purely nonsensical — seem to have been particularly appreciated. Here is an … Continue reading

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Mademoiselle Cinderellephant

Here is a nice adventure of Gustave Verbeek‘s Tiny Tads, from the Boston Sunday Post of 13 July 1913: Peter Maresca’s Sunday Press has published The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek (for which I wrote an article I’ll post here … Continue reading

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