Boy have our friends at the fantastic online comic strip library Barnacle Press been on a roll lately! They’ve posted a collection of more of Swinnerton’s Dear Little Katy, which I published examples of recently. They just posted a bunch of examples of the bizarre and mischievous Uncle Mun (which I’ve also published examples of). Last week they posted examples of one of the earliest daily comic strips, The Hallroom Boys. Best of all, they put up an enormous library of one of the funniest and most visually inventive comic strips of all time, Cliff Sterrett’s Polly and Her Pals. Don’t miss this one. It is a travesty that the few reprint books there have been of this strip are all out of print.
Here’s an example I scanned of Polly and Her Pals by Cliff Sterrett, from 1921. I’ll have a couple more of these this week.
Click the image to view the full strip.
See some more Polly and Her Pals (and Dot and Dash, a header strip for Polly by Sterrett) at Coconino World.
Here are some examples of Polly and Her Pals translated to French, from a French collection of 1929-1930 Polly strips which appears to be in print.