The Stripper's Guide blog discusses the history of the American newspaper comic strip.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Happy New Year from Uncle Mun
I got going on that Grosse Pointe stuff yesterday and plum forgot that I had a special new year's strip for you. And it is a plum indeed. Uncle Mun was by Fred Nankivel and ran in the New York Herald from January 2 1910 to August 24 1913. Our sample today was printed on New Year's Day 1911. The art on Uncle Mun was gorgeous and a fitting bookend for the Herald's other flagship strip, Little Nemo.
My name is Allan Holtz. I am a comic strip historian, and author of "American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide." This blog is my outlet for all manner of interesting, oddball and rare material related to comic strip history. It is also a forum where others interested in comic strip history are encouraged to participate through the comments, or even by contributing articles.
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