AHTR Newspaper Comics in the United States

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A slideshow connected to a lecture on Newspaper Comics in the United States available at Art History Teaching Resources (http://arthistoryteachingresources.org/), written by Doug Singsen.

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AHTR Newspaper Comics in the United States

  1. 1. Newspaper Comics in the United States
  2. 2. 1895 to World War II
  3. 3. Thomas Nast, “Something that Did Blow Over,” Harper's Weekly, November 7, 1871. George Luks, “The Open-Air School in Hogan’s Alley,” Hogan’s Alley, October 18, 1896.
  4. 4. Clockwise from top left: Parrot: “Oh! Don’t mind a little thing like that Mr. Hogan!” Sign on left-hand building: “Flats to let – see de janitor first be foor you move in see!” Sign on building in top right corner: “To the board uv eddicashun “Plese send us anuther teacher! Weeve wore out three teachers to-day! N.B. we didn’t hurt them oney we had fun wid them. Good-bye.” Text on wall next to cat: “Say! Tammany sez their ain’t no skules becos the Republicans didn’t bild them! Ain’t that rich!” Sign on fence: “Say! New York City is two poor to pervide skool houses and us poor kids has to lurn in the open air or grow up ignorunt! Say! But aint de board uv edukashun on de hog! Well!” Text on black box: “16 to 1 we love our teacher nit 4 + 1 = 6” Text on the Yellow Kid’s shirt: “Say! They’re imitatin me all around town! I’m the Sunday World’s Kid and have been for a year & a half! All others are fakes.” [This is a reference to Outcault’s McFadden's Row of Flats at the New York Journal] Text on red hat: “When I grow up I’m goin to be a skule teacher.” Text on book: “This is a dandy buk” George Luks, “The Open-Air School in Hogan’s Alley,” Hogan’s Alley, October 18, 1896.
  5. 5. George Luks, Allen Street, c. 1905. George Luks, “The Open-Air School in Hogan’s Alley,” Hogan’s Alley, October 18, 1896.
  6. 6. George Luks, “The Open-Air School in Hogan’s Alley,” Hogan’s Alley, October 18, 1896. Robert Delaunay, The Cardiff Team, 1912–13.
  7. 7. George Luks, “The Open-Air School in Hogan’s Alley,” Hogan’s Alley, October 18, 1896. Rudolph Dirks, The Katzenjammer Kids, June 2, 1912.
  8. 8. Winsor McCay, Little Nemo in Slumberland, July 2, 1908. Salvador Dalí, Soft Construction with Boiled Beans: Premonitions of Civil War, 1936.
  9. 9. George Herriman, Krazy Kat, May 24, 1936. George Herriman, Krazy Kat, September 12, 1937.
  10. 10. Joan Miró, Dialogue of Insects, 1924–25. George Herriman, Krazy Kat, September 12, 1937.
  11. 11. Öyvind Fahlström, Performing K.K. No. 11 (Sunday Edition), 1962.
  12. 12. Flash Gordon magazine cover, December 1936. Advertisement for Flash Gordon movie serial, 1936.
  13. 13. Alex Raymond, Flash Gordon, February 11, 1934.
  14. 14. World War II to the Present
  15. 15. A contemporary newspaper comics page Winsor McCay, Little Nemo in Slumberland, July 2, 1908.
  16. 16. Walt Kelly, Earth Day Poster, 1971.
  17. 17. Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, n.d.
  18. 18. Alison Bechdel, “The Rule,” Dykes to Watch Out For, 1985

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