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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Captain And The Kids

Captain And The Kids by Rudolph Dirks, 1938


Jason said...

That's just, kinda wierd. The grammar alone is killing me.

It's an interesting window to the past. Days when cocaine was still a prime ingredient of Coca-Cola.

Spencer Carnage said...

The dialogue is written with a German accent, which Dirks used intentionally because he thought it made the strips funnier. Once you adjust to what they're saying, its a hilarious strip.

Plus, I love ducks, which always gets extra points with me.

Jason said...

I got that they were speaking in an accent. It just took me a few read-throughs before I got the joke. I have the attention span of a gnat, so anything more than a three panel strip kills my brain.

Spencer Carnage said...

I know how you feel. Reading all these weird, little strips from the early 1900s is definitely challenging, especially as a good number of them are pretty bad. However, some of them are very rewarding.