Death of Newspapers #13: Sideways comic strips
Control click header above to hear vaudevillian George Price sing his 1923 hit, "Barney Google with the Goo-Goo-Googly Eyes". Was this an influence on Doodles Weaver's "William Tell Overture"? Listen to the horse race near end. Weaver was 12 years old when this song was a hit.
Scroll down to see comments about earliest sideways strips by Ted Dawson and Roy Crane, and go here to see Ted Dawson's sideways strips
. Here's one even earlier from comic genius Billy DeBeck
, actually a horizontal/vertical hybrid.
February 3, 1937
For even more Ted Dawson illustrations and comic strips, go here
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