Wednesday, June 8, 2011
THE COMIC CUTS COLONY
Above scan is from the back cover of the no. 1653 (dated Jan. 14th, 1922) of the British comics magazine Comic Cuts and the below one from no. 1656 (dated Feb. 4th, 1922):
According to Denis Gifford (The International Book of Comics, W H Smith Exclusive Books, London: 1988), the Comic Cuts Colony had debuted in 1894 and was created by one Frank Wilkinson, about whom I cannot find any info anywhere. While I am admittedly reluctant to speak positively about it, the art is quite high-calibre and the humour is nowhere as repugnant as similar fare from most other racial-stereotying comics.