Friday, January 16, 2009

"Penny Dreadfuls"

As I suspected, there is excellent internet presence for Victorian 'penny dreadfuls,' such as can be seen here. And also here.

These are, in my opinion, the origin of comics, an argument, indeed, I make in my recent lecture series on graphic novels. This, of course, is what a Englishman would say against the Americans' claim for genesis.

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