Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Obscurity of the Day: History Repeats It's-Self

We hardly ever seem to discuss topper obscurities here on the Stripper's Guide blog and that's odd because I really enjoy researching Sunday topper strips. Anyway, this one, History Repeats It's-Self, was the first topper of Rudolph Dirks' Captain and the Kids. It started on April 11 1926 and was only used through the May 9 episode. In it Dirks has his little hellions reenact scenes from history in their own inimitable way.

Next Dirks used an untitled topper featuring the kids for awhile before he settled on his first long-running series, Have You a Little Cartoonist in Your Home?

Sorry about the awful scan. Just couldn't seem to get the scanner to behave well with this strip.


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