Here’s an index of old cartoonists and strips which have been featured on this site under the heading of CRUMBLING PAPER. Most of these links feature scans I’ve made of ancient comics, some over 100 years old, that generally have not been reprinted anywhere since their initial publication. This list will be gradually updated as I post more comics.

IMPORTANT NOTE: MANY of these comics contain offensive racial and ethnic depictions, as humor based on these subjects was the norm with comics at the turn of the last century. If this sort of thing offends you, you may not want to view some of them. I’ve tried to remember to note when this is the case. For more on my views on this subject, please refer to this post.

James “Jimmy” Bancks
J.P. Benson
W.R. Bradford
Ed Carey
George Carlson
Gene Carr
A.D. Condo
Hi Coultous
Frank Crane
Billy DeBeck
Rudolph Dirks
Grace Drayton
Clare “Dwig” Dwiggins
Vic Forsythe
Rube Goldberg
Harold Gray
Milt Gross
Johnny Gruelle
George Herriman
F.M. Howarth
Hy Gage
Ferd Johnson
C.W. Kahles
E. W. Kemble
Frank King
Harold Knerr
Jean Knott
Fred Locher
Everett Lowry
Gus Mager
William F. Marriner
Winsor McCay
Walter McDougall
George McManus
Jean Mohr
Arthur “Pop” Momand
Fred Nankivell
Frederick Opper
Richard F. Outcault
C.M. Payne
A.D. Reed
Joe Rigby
Carl Edward “Bunny” Schultze
L.A. Searl
Elzie Segar
William Steinigans
Cliff Sterrett
T.S. Sullivant
Jimmy Swinnerton
Tom Tucker
Harry J. Tuthill
Gustave Verbeek
Gluyas Williams
W.O. Wilson
Charles H. “Doc” Winner
Basil Wolverton
Dick Wood
Chic Young
Unidentified Cartoonists

The Almost Family by W.R. Bradford
The Awful Result of Having Too Much Curiosity by unknown
Alphonse and Gaston by Frederick Opper
And Her Name Was Maud by Frederick Opper
The Bad Dream That Made Bill a Better Boy by William Steinigans
Bad Mans! by Jimmy Swinnerton
Barney Google by Billy DeBeck
Betsy Bouncer and Her Doll by Tom Tucker
Billy Bounce by C.W. Kahles
Billy Bragg by C.W. Kahles
Blondie by Chic Young
Boob McNutt by Rube Goldberg
Bringing Up Father by George McManus

Bub, He’s Always to Blame by Everett Lowry
The Bungle Family by Harry J. Tuthill
Buster Brown by Richard F. Outcault
Cartooning Tutorials by Billy DeBeck
Chocolate Drops by E. W. Kemble
Cicero Sapp by Fred Locher
Count Screwloose by Milt Gross
Dear Little Katy by Jimmy Swinnerton
Embarrassing Moments (aka Bernie Burns) by George Herriman
Foxy Grandpa by Carl Edward “Bunny” Schultze
Gasoline Alley by Frank King
Ginger Meggs by James “Jimmy” Bancks
Glad Rags, the Corpulent Tramp by William F. Marriner
Gluyas Williams Dailies by Gluyas Williams
The Handy Man From Timbuctoo by CAW

Happy Hooligan by Frederick Opper
Hawkshaw the Detective by Gus Mager
Howson Lott by Frederick Opper
How Would You Like to Be John? by unknown
Joe Jinks by Vic Forsythe
The Jungle Twins by unknown
The Katzenjammer Kids by Rudolph Dirks and Howard Knerr
Keeping Up With the Joneses by Arthur “Pop” Momand
Little Jimmy by Jimmy Swinnerton
Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray
Little Sammy Sneeze by Winsor McCay
The Loves of Lulu and Leander by F.M. Howarth
Mager’s Monks by Gus Mager
Majic Pictures and Cut-Outs by Prof. Bughouse
Mr. Jack by Jimmy Swinnerton
Mr. Twee Deedle by Johnny Gruelle
Mrs. Timekiller by L.A. Searl
Mount Ararat by Jimmy Swinnerton
No Wedding Bells For Him by Jimmy Swinnerton
Our Antediluvian Ancestors by Frederick Opper
The Outbursts of Everett True by A.D. Condo
Panhandle Pete by George McManus

Pinkie Prim by Dick Wood
Polly and Her Pals by Cliff Sterrett
The Prodigal Son by Gene Carr
Rosie’s Beau by George McManus

Rosy Posy by Sterling?
SAM by Jimmy Swinnerton
Sallie Slick and Her Surprising Aunt Amelia by Jean Mohr
School Days by Clare “Dwig” Dwiggins
Simon Simple by Ed Carey
S’Matter Pop by C.M. Payne
The Strange Adventures of Pussy Pumpkin by Grace Drayton
The Terrors of the Tiny Tads by Gustave Verbeek
Texas Slim by Ferd Johnson
That Family Next Door by Jean Knott
Their Only Child by George McManus

Thimble Theatre by Elzie Segar
The Thrilling Rescue of Little Tommy’s Best Hat by Walter McDougall
Tumble Tom by Jimmy Swinnerton
Uncle Mun by Fred Nankivell
Uncle Pike by A.D. Reed
The Upside-Downs by Gustave Verbeek
Waggles in Wonderland by Hi Coultous
Willie Westinghouse Edison Smith, The Boy Inventor by Frank Crane
The Wish Twins and Aladdin’s Lamp by W.O. Wilson
The Woozlebeasts by J.P. Benson

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Taking a look at… The New Pittsburg Press Staff Includes the World’s Greatest Humorists Cartoonists Writers and Illustrators
A Brief Overview of Some of the Problems With Comics Preservation
Race and Ethnicity in the Early Comics
An Email to Google Book Search on the Digitization of Old Newspapers
150 Greatest Cartoonists Countdown

American Comic Archive
The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive
Barnacle Press
Classic Cartoons
Coconino Classics
The Comic Book Catacombs
The Comic Strip Library
Digital Funnies
Early Comics Archive
Ethan Persoff
Filboid Studge
Fortress of Fortitude
Golden Age Comic Book Stories
Golden Age Comics
Golden Reading
Hogan’s Alley
The Horrors of it All!
I Love Comix
Mark Kausler’s CatBlog
Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library
Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine
Platinum Age Comics Group
PlatPics Group
Punch in Canada
Rodney Bowcock’s Comics and Stories
Scans Daily
The Stripper’s Guide
Those Fabuleous Fifties

Tijuana Bibles (adults only)
Uncle Ernie’s Creature Ink
Uncle John’s Crazy Town
Yesterday’s Papers
Yesterday’s Papers Archive

The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics edited by Bill Blackbeard and Martin Williams
The Comic Strip Century aka 100 Years of Comic Strips edited by Bill Blackbeard and Dale Crain
The Comics Before 1945 edited by Brian Walker
The Comics Since 1945 edited by Brian Walker
McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Issue Number 13 edited by Chris Ware
A Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Comics edited by Michael Barrier and Martin Williams
Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries 1900-1969 edited by Dan Nadel
100 Years of American Newspaper Comics by Maurice Horn
The World Encyclopedia of Comics by Maurice Horn
The World on Sunday: Graphic Art in Joseph Pulitzer’s Newspaper (1898-1911) by Nicholson Baker
America’s Great Comic-Strip Artists: From the Yellow Kid to Peanuts by Richard Marschall
Comics: Between the Panels by Steve Duin and Mike Richardson
The International Book of Comics by Denis Gifford
The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art by Jerry Robinson

The Hyperion Library of Classic American Comic Strips
The Comic Strip Art of Lyonel Feininger: The Kin-Der-Kids and Wee Willie Winkie’s World
Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman
Krazy & Ignatz (various series from Fantagraphics Books (ongoing), Eclipse Books, BookSurge Publishing, and Pacific Comics Club)
By George!: The Komplete Daily Comic Strips of George Herriman (ongoing series from Spec Productions)
Pogo: The Complete Daily & Sunday Comic Strips (there have been two Pogo series from Fantagraphics… stick with the ongoing new one, it is much cheaper, although not complete yet)
Walt and Skeezix (ongoing series from Drawn and Quarterly and Sunday Press Books)
Gasoline Alley Nostalgia Journal (series from Spec Productions)
Little Nemo: 1905-1914
Little Nemo In Slumberland (series from Checker Book Publishing Group and Fantagraphics… note that material in the Fantagraphics reprints is the same as the strip material in the Little Nemo: 1905-1914 book listed above, and there is a lot of overlapping material in Nemo books in general)
Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays!
Winsor McCay: His Life and Art
Little Sammy Sneeze
The Complete Dream of the Rarebit Fiend (1904-1913)
Winsor McCay: Early Works (ongoing series from Checker Book Publishing Group)
The Complete Polly and Her Pals (note: in spite of the “complete” title, only two volumes of this wonderful series exist)
The Complete Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy (series from Flying Buttress Classics)
Popeye (there have been two Popeye series from Fantagraphics… stick with the ongoing new one, it is much cheaper, although not complete yet)
The Complete Peanuts (ongoing series from Fantagraphics)
The Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy (ongoing series from IDW Publishing)
The Complete Little Orphan Annie (ongoing series from IDW Publishing, incomplete series from Fantagraphics)
The Complete Terry And The Pirates (ongoing series from IDW Publishing)
R.F. Outcault’s the Yellow Kid: A Centennial Celebration of the Kid Who Started the Comics
R. F. Outcault’s Yellow Kid (With Pore Lil Mose)
Nine Lives to Live: A Classic Felix Celebration
Buster Brown: Early Strips in Full Color
Oh Skin-Nay!: The Days of Real Sport
Forever Nuts: Classic Screwball Strips (ongoing series from NBM Publishing. Volume 1 collects Mutt and Jeff, future volumes will feature other strips)
Rube Goldberg: Inventions!
Jiggs Is Back
Bringing Up Father starring Maggie and Jiggs
Sidney Smith’s The Gumps
Moon Mullins
The Outbursts of Everett True
Alley Oop
Our Boarding House
Betty Boop’s Sunday Best
The Floyd Gottfredson Library: The Best of Mickey Mouse – Daily Strips 1930-1933
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse In Color
The Katzenjammer Kids
Feiffer: The Collected Works (series from Fantagraphics)
Batman: The Dailies
Batman: The Sunday Classics
Superman: The Dailies
Superman: The Sunday Classics
Nancy (various titles from Kitchen Sink Press)
Al Capp’s Li’l Abner (series from Kitchen Sink Press and Dark Horse Comics)
Abbie An’ Slats
Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace
The Spirit Archives (ongoing series from DC Comics)
Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon (ongoing series from Checker Book Publishing Group)
Prince Valiant(series from Fantagraphics)
Tarzan in Color
Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon (ongoing series from Checker Book Publishing Group)

Fantagraphics Books
Drawn and Quarterly
Spec Productions
Checker Book Publishing Group
Sunday Press Books
IDW Publishing
NBM Publishing
Pacific Comics Club
Gemstone Publishing
Dark Horse Comics
DC Comics
Algrove Publishing


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  7. Hey,
    Last night a found an old broken stove on the street and there was a little cabinet on the side and in it was a pile of mouse-gnawed funny paper sections from some New Orleans papers from the 1920’s (mostly; couple from 30s, one shredded from 1914). They are a little moldy, but most of them are complete. What should I do with them? A lot are in color, but not all of them. If you want to see some pictures of them you can email me and I’ll send them. I don’t have a scanner, just a camera. This is a cool site.



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