Monday, July 04, 2011


Happy 4th of July!

The man who plans for all the holidays, Cole Johnson, offers us this great Independence Day full page from World Color Printing, originally published (just a tad early!) on June 18 1905. All the World Color stars are shining on this delightful jam page, plus we get bonus photos of WCP cartoonists John Bernier, Dink Shannon, Ed Goewey, C.H. Wellington and Johnny Gruelle.

I notice that early comics for Christmas or Thanksgiving are also published two weeks before the holiday a lot of the time. Why is that?
Because syndicated material often had to run late on the west coast due to travel time.

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