am 13.12.2002 21:08 Uhr schrieb Rickard A. Parker unter
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> Peter Montgomery wrote:
>> The cartoon strip The Katzenjammer Kids is familiar to me -- haven't
>> seen one for ages though.
> The Katzenjammer Kids is still published. There is a recent Sunday
> strip at:
> Pretty much agreeing with Peter's comment of "I think the cartoonist
> went the way of al[l] flesh," the text on the page says:
> Rudolph Dirks created The Katzenjammer Kids in 1897 for the American
> Humorist, the famed Sunday supplement of the New York
> Journal. Inspired in part by Max Und Moritz, the famous German
> children's stories of the 1860s, The Katzenjammer Kids featured the
> adventures of Hans and Fritz, twins and fellow warriors in the battle
> against any form of authority. "The Katzies" rebelled against Mama
> (their own mother, of course), der Captain (the shipwrecked sailor who
> acted as their surrogate father) and der Inspector (dreaded
> representative of the school authorities).
> The oldest comic strip still in syndication, The Katzenjammer Kids was
> adapted to the stage in 1903 and inspired countless animated
> cartoons. Today the feature is drawn by Hy Eisman. The U.S. Postal
> Service also saluted the Katzies with a commemorative stamp.
> As with mant corporate sites you can actually get more and better
> comments from a fan site. Try this one:
> Rick Parker
you never cease to amaze me. There is hardly a topic where you are NOT an
authority to rely on.
It is hard to avoid to create an image of such a person. I can't wait to
make your acquaintance to get to know you personally and look forward to
meet you next week.