Thursday, August 16, 2012


Obscurity of the Day: A Flight of Fancy

I've mentioned my admiration and enjoyment for the cartooning work of Ferd Long before, and here's another one of his many strips for the New York Evening World. Ferd's comic strips were often topical, but in A Flight of Fancy, which he produced sporadically from November 8 1908 to August 31 1909, he let his imagination run wild.The strip had no continuity or recurring characters, the only thread holding the concept together was simply that the gags were all absurdly silly. I particularly like this series because it is generally pantomime, which highlights Long's mastery of cartooning.


Pantomime comics from the early 1900s seem to hold up better than the ones with dialogue.
Super comic! It's make me laugh.
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