CRUMBLING PAPER: Bub, He’s Always to Blame

Here’s an example I scanned of Bub, He’s Always to Blame from 1905 by Everett Lowry. This strip would appear to be very influenced by Swinnerton, specifically his Little Jimmy (which I’ve featured here previously).

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Click here to read Everett Lowry’s Mr. Bones in these Chicago Tribune Sundays at Barnacle Press. These also include some amazing, experimental proto-jam comics called Crazy Quilt, done with the Tribune’s staff of cartoonists at the time (which included Gasoline Alley‘s creator, genius Frank King). Don’t miss these!

Here is another example of Everett Lowry’s Bub, He’s Always to Blame at Shorpy.

Click here to read more about Everett Lowry at lambiek.net.

HEY! KIDS! COMICS! : More Swinnerton! : June 19th, 2008

STWALLSKULL'S HEY! KIDS! COMICS!

Another great day for browsing comics online, as is usually the case when Stephen Worth at the incredible ASIFA Hollywood Animation Archive blog makes a post. Today he has given us more Jimmy Swinnerton to appreciate! Some exceptionally beautiful examples of his work, too. Click the image below to view the comics.

Also note that I have posted a whole lot of other examples of Swinnerton’s work on this site previously… you can view those here.

HEY! KIDS! COMICS!: Jimmy Swinnerton at the Dawn of Comics: June 18th, 2008

STWALLSKULL'S HEY! KIDS! COMICS!

Today’s smörgåsbord of free online comics includes an excellent short article on Jimmy Swinnerton with a few nice strips by him at the insightful Illustration Art blog. Click the image below to go to the article.

Crumbling Paper: Bad Mans! Sweet Violet! Help!

Here’s a hilarious example I scanned of Bad Mans! from 1911 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

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Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Little Jimmy at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Batch at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at The Stripper’s Guide

Read an article from 1906 about Jimmy Swinnerton at The Stripper’s Guide.

See an example of Swinnerton’s Mount Ararat (second series) at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s An Embarrassing Moment at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s Canyon Kiddies, Mr. Jack, Mount Ararat and Little Jimmy, as well as some of his landscape paintings, on Coconino Classics.

See examples of a variety of strips by Swinnerton at Ohio State University’s Newspaper Cartoon Artists online exhibit.

Click here to read about Jimmy Swinnerton at lambiek.net.

Click here to read more about Little Jimmy at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Click here to read more about Jimmy Swinnerton at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Crumbling Paper: Tumble Tom

Here’s an example I scanned of Tumble Tom from May 18, 1902 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

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Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Little Jimmy at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Batch at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at The Stripper’s Guide

Read an article from 1906 about Jimmy Swinnerton at The Stripper’s Guide.

See an example of Swinnerton’s Mount Ararat (second series) at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s An Embarrassing Moment at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s Canyon Kiddies, Mr. Jack, Mount Ararat and Little Jimmy, as well as some of his landscape paintings, on Coconino Classics.

See examples of a variety of strips by Swinnerton at Ohio State University’s Newspaper Cartoon Artists online exhibit.

Click here to read about Jimmy Swinnerton at lambiek.net.

Click here to read more about Little Jimmy at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Click here to read more about Jimmy Swinnerton at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Crumbling Paper: No Wedding Bells for Him! (strip #2)

Here’s an example I scanned of No Wedding Bells for Him! from 1906 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

Click the image to view the full strip.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Little Jimmy at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Batch at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at The Stripper’s Guide

Read an article from 1906 about Jimmy Swinnerton at The Stripper’s Guide.

See an example of Swinnerton’s Mount Ararat (second series) at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s An Embarrassing Moment at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s Canyon Kiddies, Mr. Jack, Mount Ararat and Little Jimmy, as well as some of his landscape paintings, on Coconino Classics.

See examples of a variety of strips by Swinnerton at Ohio State University’s Newspaper Cartoon Artists online exhibit.

Click here to read about Jimmy Swinnerton at lambiek.net.

Click here to read more about Little Jimmy at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Click here to read more about Jimmy Swinnerton at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

The Missing Panel!

Now that’s service! Less than six hours after I made the last post with the Dear Little Katy strip missing a panel, our friend Thrillmer! from Barnacle Press has provided a scan of the missing panel from the strip! Thanks, Thrillmer!

Note that if you haven’t checked out the Barnacle Press site yet, you should do yourself a favor and get over there. It is easily the biggest repository of comics from the early history of comics on the web… I link to them almost daily. I hope this quick response means Barnacle Press will be posting more examples of Dear Little Katy!

Crumbling Paper: Sweet, Charming Katy

Here’s an example I scanned of Dear Little Katy from 1904 by Jimmy Swinnerton. Dear Little Katy would seem to be Little Jimmy in drag. The penultimate panel 10 has crumbled to dust somewhere… if anyone wants to draw a version of the missing panel I’ll post it here.

Click the image to view the full strip.

UPDATE: The missing panel has been found, thanks to Thrillmer! from Barnacle Press. You can see it here.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Little Jimmy at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Batch at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at The Stripper’s Guide

Read an article from 1906 about Jimmy Swinnerton at The Stripper’s Guide.

See an example of Swinnerton’s Mount Ararat (second series) at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s An Embarrassing Moment at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s Canyon Kiddies, Mr. Jack, Mount Ararat and Little Jimmy, as well as some of his landscape paintings, on Coconino Classics.

See examples of a variety of strips by Swinnerton at Ohio State University’s Newspaper Cartoon Artists online exhibit.

Click here to read about Jimmy Swinnerton at lambiek.net.

Click here to read more about Little Jimmy at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Click here to read more about Jimmy Swinnerton at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Crumbling Paper: And SAM Laughed! (strip #2)

Here’s an example I scanned of Sam from 1905 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

Please be advised that like many of the comic strips of the era, it contains offensive racial depictions. If this sort of thing offends you, you may not want to view it.

Click the image to view the full strip.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Little Jimmy at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Batch at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at The Stripper’s Guide

Read an article from 1906 about Jimmy Swinnerton at The Stripper’s Guide.

See an example of Swinnerton’s Mount Ararat (second series) at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s An Embarrassing Moment at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s Canyon Kiddies, Mr. Jack, Mount Ararat and Little Jimmy, as well as some of his landscape paintings, on Coconino Classics.

See examples of a variety of strips by Swinnerton at Ohio State University’s Newspaper Cartoon Artists online exhibit.

Click here to read about Jimmy Swinnerton at lambiek.net.

Click here to read more about Mr. Jack at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Click here to read more about Jimmy Swinnerton at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Crumbling Paper: And SAM Just Roared! (strip #1)

Here’s an example I scanned of Sam from 1905 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

Please be advised that like many of the comic strips of the era, it contains offensive racial depictions. If this sort of thing offends you, you may not want to view it.

Click the image to view the full strip.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Little Jimmy at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Batch at Barnacle Press.

Click here to read examples of Swinnerton’s Mr. Jack at The Stripper’s Guide

Read an article from 1906 about Jimmy Swinnerton at The Stripper’s Guide.

See an example of Swinnerton’s Mount Ararat (second series) at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s An Embarrassing Moment at The Stripper’s Guide.

See examples of Swinnerton’s Canyon Kiddies, Mr. Jack, Mount Ararat and Little Jimmy, as well as some of his landscape paintings, on Coconino Classics.

See examples of a variety of strips by Swinnerton at Ohio State University’s Newspaper Cartoon Artists online exhibit.

Click here to read about Jimmy Swinnerton at lambiek.net.

Click here to read more about Mr. Jack at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.

Click here to read more about Jimmy Swinnerton at Don Markstein’s Toonopedia.