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!: 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: Little Jimmy (strip #9)

Here’s an example I scanned of Jimmy aka Little Jimmy from February 22, 1925 by Jimmy Swinnerton. Check out that crazy form-fitting word balloon in the first panel. This example is much later than the previous ones I posted… note that the traditional recurring punchline having Jimmy getting his ass beat by his papa in the last panel seems to have been phased out.

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Click here to read more examples of 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: Jimmy – He Hears a Sad Tale (strip #8)

Here’s a fantastic and strange example I scanned of Jimmy aka Little Jimmy from 1910 by Jimmy Swinnerton. Oh, what a tale it is… don’t miss this one.

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Click here to read more examples of 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: Jimmy – He Stops the Noise (strip #7)

Here’s an example I scanned of Jimmy aka Little Jimmy from 1904 by Jimmy Swinnerton. That lady upstairs knows how to throw a party!

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Click here to read more examples of 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: Mamma Takes Jimmy to Papa’s Office (strip #6)

Here’s an example I scanned of Jimmy aka Little Jimmy from 1904 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

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Click here to read more examples of 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: Jimmy – He Keeps Clean (strip #5)

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

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Click here to read more examples of 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: Jimmy (strip #4)

Here’s an example I scanned of the bottom half of a mutilated Jimmy aka Little Jimmy from 1904 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

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Click here to read more examples of 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: Jimmy – He Brings Papa His Glasses (strip #3)

Here’s an example I scanned of Jimmy aka Little Jimmy from 1906 by Jimmy Swinnerton.

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Click here to read more examples of 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: Jimmy (strip #2)

Here’s an example I scanned of the bottom half of the remains of a Jimmy aka Little Jimmy strip from 1904 by Jimmy Swinnerton. This one definitely leaves you wondering what the hell happened in the first half.

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Click here to read more examples of 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.