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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Our American heritage


While perusing the American Heritage website I ran across this cool article on the rise of early comic strips and illustrations:

A Revolution in the Funnies
By Christine Gibson


Katzenjammer Kids? They can't hold a candle to Max und Moritz!

German kid's stories are SCARY!

See also: Der Struwwelpeter!


And, yes, I had these read to me as a child... which may explain some things.

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2 Comments:

At 12/12/2007 11:11 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Those crazy Germans might have a strong case against Marvel regarding likeness rights with Lady Deathstrike.

 
At 12/13/2007 9:32 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

HA! Der Struwwelpeter looks like he could give Wolverine a good going-over.

 

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