From June 1912 — back in the days when baseball actually was “America’s Favorite Pastime”, and a favorite topic of America’s cartoonists — come the following Cartoons Magazine extracts. My usual “and others” for contributions by lesser cartoonists not being tracked, does not even appear today, as all the contributors are stars. Above left, kids [...]
In pursuit of weird factoids for his Ripley’s Believe It or Not newspaper feature, cartoonist Robert Ripley traveled to 197 countries…more than any other person! With the wealth from the empire he created, Ripley built a huge mansion, and kept a collection of shrunken heads, backward-swimming fish, and a private harem of women collected from [...]
It is rumored that Ripley changed his birthday to Christmas Day from the less exciting Boxing Day (Dec 26th). Believe it or not! He sure knew how to impress the ladies.
I don’t have a damn CLUE why everybody always talks about that crap like Calvin and Hobbes, Gasoline Alley, Krazy Kat, Peanuts, etc. The coolest feature in the Sunday Funnies was, hands down, Ripley’s Believe it Or Not–it fucking ruled! Today, Arf Lovers, I’m showing you photos people sent in to Robert Ripley to try [...]