Amph 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: Peter and Ping (1922)

Discussion in 'Archive: The Amphitheatre' started by Nevermind, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Those Krazy Kat pages are amazing. And I've never actually known the origin of the phrase "Rube Goldberg," so that was pretty awesome to see too.
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    The Brinkley Girls (1918)

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    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Heart Corporation (USA)

    Creator: Nell Brinkley (American 1886-1944)

    Genre: Romance

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: N/A

    Influenced by: Ziegfeld Follies (1908)

    [image=http://www.bpib.com/illustra2/aw-brinkley.jpg]

    A bit like the 'Gibson girl' crossed with "The Perils of Pauline."
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    Gasoline Alley (1918)

    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Chicago Tribune (USA)

    Creator: Frank O. King (American 1883-1969)

    Genre: Reality drama

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: Nat'l Cartoonists Society Humor Strip (1957)

    Influence on: N/A

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    A slice-of-life strip, the publishers wanted to increase female readership, by introducing a baby. But the protagonist, Walt Wallet, was a bachelor. So a baby was left on his doorstep, whom he adopts and names Skeezix (slang for motherless calf.)

    When King retired, the strip was handed over to his assistant, Dick Moores.

    I've read some of this one, probably in reprints, when I was small, but beyond the style I remember very little.

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/46/Gasolinealley31233.jpg/420px-Gasolinealley31233.jpg]
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    The Bungle Family (1918)

    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: New York Evening Mail(USA)

    Creator: Harry J. Tuthill(American 1886-1957)

    Genre: Humour

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: Art Spiegelman

    Influenced by: N/A

    "Situation Comedy" is the way the book describes this one.

    [image=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XKZzywxP6P4/SVGoBlDBBLI/AAAAAAAAEHA/XGo5DD_iA2w/s400/BungleFamily.jpg]
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    Passionate Journey(1919)

    Original Title: "Mon livre d'heures"

    First published by: Self-published (Switzerland)

    Creator: Frans Masereel (Belgian 1889-1972)

    Genre: Political fable

    Adaptation: N/A

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    Influence on: N/A

    Influenced by: Callot, Goya

    The author worked in woodcuts. "The Passionate Journey" was his most famous graphic novel. He creates a city full of exploitation, alienation, poverty, sickness, despair, drunkeness.

    [image=http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leb6w31GT61qzvb1bo1_400.jpg]

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    [image=http://www.oakknoll.com/bookimag/099456a.jpg]

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    Barney Google and Snuffy Smith(1919)

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    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Chicago Examiner (USA)

    Creator: American 1890-1942)

    Genre: Humour

    Adaptation: Film "Horsefeathers" (1928), hit song "Barney Google With the Goo-Goo-Googley Eyes"

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: N/A

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    Barney Google was henpecked husband; Snuffy Smith was a hillybilly; Barney was a hit in the roaring 20's, and Snuffy in the dirty 30's.
  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Snuffy Smith would go on to be a strip everyone hates, no exceptions.
  8. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Those Passionate Journey woodcuts are really gorgeous.
  9. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Pip, Squeak, and Wilfred (1919)

    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Daily Mail (UK)

    Creator: Bertram Lamb(British 1889-1936) and Austin Payne (British 1876-1956)

    Genre: Humour, Children's

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: N/A

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    Squeak was female penguin; Pip a male terrier; Wilfred a rabbit. They live with 'Uncle Dick' and his maid Angeline. Hugely popular in the 20's.

    [image=http://www.greatwar.co.uk/medals/images/pip-squeak-wilfred-illustration.jpg]

    [image=http://www.fulltable.com/vts/aoi/p/psw/im/02.jpg]
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    Adamson's Adventures (1920)

    Original Title: Adamson

    First published by: Sondags-Nisse (Sweden)

    Creator: Oscar Jacobsen (Swedish, 1889-1945)

    Genre: Humour

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: N/A

    Influenced by: N/A

    This Swedish strip had no dialogue and no background.

    [image=http://www.thrillmer.com/comics/adamson002.jpg]
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    Rupert the Bear(1920)

    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Daily Express (UK)

    Creator: Mary Tourtel (British 1974-1948) and Alfred Bestall (British 1892-1986)

    Genre: Children, Humour

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

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    This strip was begun by Tourtel, but after she retired in 1935, Bestall took it to new places. It was a black and white daily strip and there were colour annuals every year.

    [image=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MeT1kaoaGPM/TvB6VHKOQzI/AAAAAAABPdU/Ft6bjcf37Uo/s1600/rupert_the_bear_annual.jpg]

    [image=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7NyPb6u4PNM/SxnevyrxzNI/AAAAAAAAAOY/tKexwZUXF5k/s400/Rupert_Merboy.jpg]
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    Winnie Winkle (1920)

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    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Chicago Tribune (USA)

    Creator: Martin Branner(1888-1970)

    Genre: Soap Opera

    Adaptation: Film: "Winnie Winkle the Breadwinner" (1926)

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: N/A

    Influenced by: N/A

    The first working girl.

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    Pop (1921)

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    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Daily Sketch (UK)

    Creator: John Millar Watt(1895-1975)

    Genre: Humour

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: "Blondie"

    Influenced by: N/A

    "In 1921 [Millar Watt] created a comic strip for the Daily Sketch entitled 'Reggie Breaks It Gently' but the lead character was soon to became known as Pop, a rotund businessman usually to be found in a bowler hat, waistcoat, striped trousers and spats. The strip did not concentrate on city business but on Pop's family; Pop was a henpecked husband with two daughters, a son and a young baby. The strip was notable as it incorporated speech inside the panels in the American style (the dialogue running continuously across panels rather than in balloons) and the use of a continuing landscape across the (usually four) panels whilst the action was divided into frames in the foreground.[1]

    The strip was one of the few British strips to be successfully syndicated in America and was praised widely by artists as diverse as Chic Young and Sir Alfred Munnings.

    Watt continued to draw Pop until 1949, leaving to concentrate on lucrative advertising and illustration work. In the mid-1950s, he began contributing comic strips to the Amalgamated Press's Thriller Comics Library, also producing many covers for the same title between 1956 and 1959. He also contributed to the Robin Hood Annual and the girls' comic Princess. His full page illustrations in Look and Learn were a highlight of that magazine for many years."
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    Ginger Meggs (1921)

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    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: Sunday Sun (Australia)

    Creator: Jimmy Bancks (1889-1952)

    Genre: Humour

    Adaptation: Film (1982)

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: N/A

    Influenced by: N/A

    The creator died in 1952, but it is still drawn by one of several successors.
  15. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

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    I see it from time to time. It's amusing enough.

    It did produce one of my favourite signature lines though: "Without my ignorance your knowledge would be useless."
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    Minute Movies (1921)

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    Original Title: N/A

    First published by: George Mathew Adams Service (USA)

    Creator: Ed Wheelan (American 1888-1966)

    Genre: Satire

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

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    Serpents of the City

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    Peter and Ping (1922)

    [image=http://www.weirdspace.dk/StormP/Graphics/PeterVimmelskaft01.jpg]

    Original Title: 'Peter og Ping'

    First published by: Berlingske Tidende (Denmark)

    Creator: Robert Storm Petersen (Denmark 1882-1949)

    Genre: Humour, Satire

    Adaptation: N/A

    Award: N/A

    Influence on: N/A

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  18. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Haven't been on in any regular capacity due to being back & forth between the States and Ireland, but the past few entries on this list have been grand. I picked up a coffee table collection of Gasoline Alley a few weeks back. But, these have all been good.