Monday, December 19, 2011

Fwd: Word Play & Games


The prototype of modern day comic strips "The Yellow Kid" by R.F. Outcault, made its appearance in The New York World. There was one major innovation - the dialogue was printed on the yellow shirt of the kid inside the frame instead of being a caption on the outside.


The San Francisco Chronicle printed the 1st daily comic strip, H.C. (Bud) Fisher's "Mr. Mutt," later called "Mutt and Jeff."


Marcel Duchamp
1917 (Original Lost)
Readymade: Porcelain Urinal
Height: 60 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Note: Comic Strip Info via
The People's Almanac
by David Wallechinsky & Iriving Wallace
pgs. 206 - 207 & 213
Published 1975
Doubleday & Company, Inc.