Saturday, October 15, 2011
Not Herriman Saturday -- Q & A Instead
Our Gang Ad -- Cole Johnson sends this Royal Gelatin ad, saying that it might be by Virginia Huget. I see no particular resemblance to the art style I associate with her, but it's also well established that she was pretty good at aping other styles. Anyone want to weigh in with an opinion on whether this is Huget, or maybe you'd like to nominate some other cartoonist?
Newspaper Archives on the Web -- I know about Newspaperarchive.com, of course, and the Library of Congress has a selection of digitized newspapers, and then there's Google Newspaper Archive as well. There's also Newslibrary.com, which I know very little about. There's also some localized websites like this one for Utah and one for New Jersey papers, for which I've somehow lost the link. If you know of other sources for digitized newspapers available on the web, either free or fee, I'd like to know about them. I think a link collection for digitized newspaper sources would be a great resource. Ideally we'd also tabulate a list of newspapers and date ranges as well, but that may be impossible to do as it is a pretty swiftly moving target.
Labels: Q and A
His signature started appearing on the strip in June of 2000 (June 14, 2000 signed 'Schorr'; June 21, 2000 signed 'Schoor/Smith').
A few years ago I found the Old Fulton New York Post Cards site - "Search Over 17,587,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages":
California Digital Newspaper Collection, dnc.ucr.edu/cdnc
Don Markstein had a stroke in February, and now Don Markstein's Toonopedia is gone. Anyone have any info?