Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Yellow Kid

I started reading The Ten-¢ent Plague; The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America by David Hajdu (of course, if I adhere to my recent modus operandi, I will read about half and then have to return it to the Library) and am finding it fascinating learning how the comic book came to be. Most people agree that the Yellow Kid is the first commercially successful newspaper comic strip, first appearing in the New York World on February 17, 1895.

They don't write 'em like that anymore...


  1. Hey, that looks like an interesting book for a Summer Read.

  2. someone knows how to use links.