Category Archives: Comics

Unnatural History Lessons for Young People and Prize Fighters

Almost six years ago I posted the central part of an invented-animal alphabet published in the New York Journal in 1908. Allan Holtz of Stripper’s Guide (read his post, in which he identifies the author, Bob Addams, and links to more … Continue reading

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Tom Gauld’s Limerick


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Reading Material

The Telegraph has a short preview of Sara Lodge’s forthcoming book, Inventing Edward Lear (Google Books). neuvièmeart 2.0: la revue de la Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image has an article on nonsense in comics, mostly French. You can … Continue reading

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More to Read (in a few days)

This Book, Marie Duval, edited by Simon Grennan, Roger Sabin and Julian Waite, has been available for some time: it has been a bit of a disappointment as the critical apparatus is almost non-existent. However, this is the only way to … Continue reading

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Son of A Wheelbarrow to Hell

From Yale University, Beinecke Library MS 404, Rothschild Canticles, 169v (thanks to Francois Soyer). Previous instalments: The Natural History of the Wheelbarrow, A Wheelbarrow to Hell. Rather than devils carrying souls to hell, the scene seems to represent a (good?) … Continue reading

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A Few Links

I have been checking and fixing a few links in the bibliography pages and added a new, interesting article to the Studies on Edward Lear page: Antinucci, Raffaella. “‘Sensational Nonsense.’ Edward Lear and the (Im)purity of Nonsense Writing.” English Literature … Continue reading

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Benjamin Rabier’s Bullets

Antoine Sausverd of Töpfferiana has a very interesting post on a pair of strips by Benjamin Rabier which appear to have been influenced by Peter Newell: “Trajectoire,” a single-page story from La Jeunesse illustrée (no. 700, 11 February 1917) follows the … Continue reading

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