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Edward Lear and the Barrel-Orgon

I found this among my photographs, and the quality is really very bad. I don’t remember where I got it or how to date it except that it was drawn in a period when Lear was staying at 15, Stratford … Continue reading

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Little Bits of Nonsense

Here is another sequence of illustrated limericks that appeared in the early American comics supplements, in this case in the Detroit Free Press of 22 November, 1902. I have been unable to find more instalments. Thanks to Sunday Press Books‘ Peter … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg, Animales raros para recortar (1933)

Rube Goldberg, from Tit-Bits, 15 April 1933. Aventuras de Boborikin ran in the Argentinian magazine Tit-Bits at least from 1932 to 1934. This collection of invented animals is reminiscent of The Laughable Looloos by Helen Stilwell, Goldberg’s screwball-comics collegue, Gene Carr’s … Continue reading

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A New Edward Lear Cartoon

Edward Lear (attrib.), drawing, ex. Ford Found., Attributed to Edward Lear (British, 1812-1888), “Please my Lord I want to be made a Bishop”, pen and brown ink caricature drawing on paper, no visible signature, inscribed in pencil verso “Edward Lear”, 4.25″h … Continue reading

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Edward Lear: A Life in Pictures

Christmas came early this year for me; last night I received an e-mail informing me that European Comic Art, 12.2, with my article “Edward Lear: A Life in Pictures” (pp.  17-44) is now published and available online to subscribers. Here … Continue reading

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A New Looloo

One of Helen Stilwell’s Looloos, part of a series publshed in the New York World Sunday Magazine in 1906. This one appears to have been a postcard. For more information and several other examples, see here and in the Nonsense in … Continue reading

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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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The Maid Was in the Garden

Edward Lear, “The Maid was in the garden, a hanging out the clothes”, original illustration for ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’, pen and black ink on Whatman laid paper with partial watermark, sheet 138 x 220 mm. (5 3/8 x … Continue reading

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