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Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

Get these books by
Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

1870s: The U.S. Government’s Wars against Native Americans, Part 2

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I’ve been away from these pages for awhile, and I won’t bore any of you with why.

I’m back today, because I just last week traded roughly half of my San Francisco Illustrated Wasp issues to Richard Samuel West (who wrote the definitive book on The Wasp, which you can find and purchase by clicking here. I highly recommend it.) Before I traded those issues away, I snapped lots of pictures of them, which I’d like to do something useful with. Such as sharing them here.

San Francisco’s Wasp was the West Coast equivalent to New York City’s Puck, both beginning publication within months of each other. The latter 1870′s was the period of the western Indian Wars, during which the U.S. Government conquered and locked onto reservations, the final free Native American tribes. I previously showed a sampling of cartoons on this subject, published by East Coast publications (click here to see those). November being Native American Heritage Month, I present here a few pictures on the subject, as seen by California residents, via The Wasp.

Keep in mind, that these are pictures drawn by whites, for a white audience. They are historically accurate only so far as being a record of how whites back then viewed the topic. All images are by the Wasp’s primary cartoonist & founder, George Frederick Keller. Let’s get to it.

At top, from the front cover of the July 28th, 1877 issue (number 52), we have “A New Method of Fighting the Indians”, making fun of U.S. General Oliver Howard.

The prime target of Howard’s western campaign, was the Nez Perces. Beneath, the left center page from issue 57, September 1st, 1877, “The Nez Perces Campaign Idaho”.

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Above, the right center page from July 28th, 1877; below, whites’ ultimate goal for natives (from the rear cover of issue 49, July 7th, 1877).

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Women’s Work & Wages: Cartoons Magazine Centennial 1913

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Friday, March 21, 2014

American Fashion Police 1913

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Continuing our Women’s History Month coverage, today we have a several pages from a variety of year 1913 issues of Cartoons Magazine, of male cartoonists’ commentary on women’s fashions. And in particular, on prudish by even 1913 standards, attempts by male politicians to regulate what women could wear, for the reason that “scandalous” dress by women could lead to the corruption of men’s morals. (Sounds pretty similar to Taliban reasoning, though not dealt with nearly as harshly.)

Click on the above & below pages, to make the cartoons & text large enough to read.

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Doug Wheeler

Women’s History Cartoons Magazine Centennial

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Women’s Suffrage: Cartoons Magazine Centennial August-Sept 1913

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For Women’s History Month, we have two Cartoons Magazine articles on the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, one each from August 1913 and September 1913.

Click on the above & below pages, to make the cartoons & article large enough to read.

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Doug Wheeler

Women’s History

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

“Votes for the Women”: T.E.Powers’ 1912 “Joys & Glooms”

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Women’s History Month continues with the above sequence found in artist T.E. Powers‘ 1912 collection of his continuing comic strip, Joys & Glooms. As evidenced by “Votes for the Women”, Powers was anti-Women’s Suffrage, his comedy touching upon several of the most popular fears & stereotypes of what would happen to men, should women gain the vote.

Click on the above comic strip to view it in large enough detail to read it.

NOTE: read first the top tier of panels across both pages, then the bottom tier.

Doug Wheeler

Women’s History

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Police Women: Cartoons Magazine Centennial September 1913

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For Women’s History Month, we present an article on Police Women, found in the September 1913 issue of Cartoons Magazine.

Click on the above & below pages, to make the cartoons & article large enough to read.

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Doug Wheeler

Women’s History

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Women’s Suffrage: Cartoons Magazine Centennial June-July 1913

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For Women’s History Month, we have two Cartoons Magazine articles on the Woman’s Suffrage Movement, one each from June 1913 and July 1913.

Click on the above & below pages, to make the cartoons & article large enough to read.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The New House That Jack Built, 1865

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African American History Month continues, with the 1865 Civil War Anti-Slavery booklet The New House that Jack Built, with verse by L. Whitehead, and cartoon illustrations by Henry Louis Stephens.

I was planning to scan my copy, but then I found that the complete book is already online. So, I merely scanned my cover plus the illustration above. Clicking on cover, below, will open up Archive.org‘s fully scanned version.

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Doug Wheeler

Black History Month H.L. Stephens

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Adventures of Johnny Newcome, 1812

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Next for African American History Month, we have both parts of “The Adventures of Johnny Newcome”, by cartoonist William Elmes. Published in 1812, they involve an idealized (from the white perspective) depiction of the life of a British slave & plantation owner in the West Indies.

Note how happily the slave receives his flogging in panel six of Plate 1, above. This was the kind of imagery that slave-owning society used to placate their conscious’ (for those persons that had any). Such myths of “happy slaves” were disseminated and absorbed by the white culture, to justify the massive serial kidnapping, serial rape, and serial murder (to name just a few crimes) that so many participated in, saying to themselves and indoctrinating others with the conveniently false belief that Africans were a sub-species compared to Europeans, and that their lives as slaves in the Americas was better than what they would have had as “uncivilized heathen savages” in unconquered Pre-Colonial Africa.

Contrast these, with an 1830 strip on British Slavery in the West Indies that we’ve previously shown (click here to see). Here, the slave owners are again privileged, but the concentration of the strip is on their crime, and society’s white-washing of it.

Click on the above & below pictures, to view the cartoons in detail, and read their captions.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

The House That Jeff Built, 1863

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For this year’s round of African American History Month postings, we open with cartoonist David Claypoole Johnston‘s Civil War-era broadsheet, “The House That Jeff Built”. Johnston is remembered mainly for his collections of non-sequential single panel images, “Scraps”, beginning in 1828. This is one of but a few times Johnston instead arranged his page to tell a unified multi-panel comic strip story. Johnston died in 1865, after the War’s conclusion.

Click on the above picture, to view the story in detail, and be able read its text.

Watch later this month, for a second Civil War-themed “House that Jack Built”-inspired parody.

Doug Wheeler

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