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FOOLISH QUESTIONS & OTHER ODD OBSERVATIONS Rube Goldberg Early Comics 1909-1919

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FOOLISH QUESTIONS & OTHER ODD OBSERVATIONS Rube Goldberg Early Comics 1909-1919

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Recommended. By Rube Goldberg. Before his incredible inventions captivated the world, Rube Goldberg was already one of the most popular comic strip artists in America. Here's the full Sunday run of his first hit comic, Foolish Questions, as expanded and colorized for the pages of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, 1909-1910. Plus a brain-scrambling assortment of the other panels from his daily comics series that originated this wise-cracking classic. Most are printed for the first time in over 100 years. Included with each book is a facsimile set of four full color "Foolish Questions" postcards, from 1913.

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Before his incredible inventions captivated the world, Rube Goldberg was already one of the most popular comic strip artists in America. Here's the full Sunday run of his first hit comic, Foolish Questions, as expanded and colorized for the pages of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, 1909-1910. Plus a brain-scrambling assortment of the other panels from his daily comics series that originated this wise-cracking classic. Most are printed for the first time in over 100 years. Included with each book is a facsimile set of four full color "Foolish Questions" postcards, from 1913.

The four postcards are just inserted and are perforated so you can actually mail them. Also, there's a fine Preface by Rube Goldeberg's granddaugher, Jennifer George, and an Introduction by Paul C. Tumey with reproductions of very cool early books and collections by Goldberg. And then in an Afterword, "Rube Goldberg's inventive strips within strips," which looks in the strips themselves, and also at more of his offbeat work in advertising, comic songs, buttons, cigarette premiums, and more.

This fun and totally sarcastic strip was in much the same vein as The Outbursts of Everett True, a classic from just about the same time that has been reprinted several times over the years. It's one of our favorite early strips, except in his case Everett would usually pound the dumb questioner into submission. Goldberg did it all with words, putting each lamebrain into their place, i.e. feeling like an idiot!

It's fun material by the man who became a household name for his crazed inventions. When W. Heath Robinson came along and was doing simiar contraption things in England, beginning in World War I, he in turn became known widely as "The Rube Goldberg of England."

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Item Code FOOLH
Publisher Sunday Press
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9780983550440
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 10x10
# Pages 96pg
Color Partial Color
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