Comics by Antonio Rubino for the Corriere dei Piccoli, circa 1910–1955 Italy
Barli highlighted the qualities that made Partch unusual among his contemporaries: his expressive linework and pared-down environments, the self-contained worlds within each cartoon, the way Partch subverted expectations in an image, and the lack of “winking at the audience” seen in other strips. Partch’s comics show a surrealism and sophistication that sometimes outstripped his readers’ comprehension, as evidenced by an exasperated letter to the editor asking him to explain one of the cartoons.
Hourly Comic Day so far …
Original splash page by John Paul Leon from The Spirit #16, published by DC Comics, September 2011.
I’m Glad I’m a Boy! I’m Glad I’m a Girl! – either the most sexist book of all time, or the cleverest cultural satire. More equally appalling parallels at the link, including “Boys are Presidents. Girls are First Ladies.” and “Boys invent things. Girls use what boys invent.”
Something tasty to share http://www.ordinarycomics.com/comics/2013/12/21/21december2013.htm