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The Rise and Fall of Dandy

December 4, 2012 | by

On December 4, 1937, the first edition of children’s comic book The Dandy was published, also marking the first known use of the speech bubble. Today, the magazine’s seventy-fifth anniversary, marks the final print edition of The Dandy. The speech bubble lives on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Tory | December 6, 2012 at 6:59 am

    This is not the first use of a speech bubble, they have been around in comics longer than this lie

    Look in this 1924 comic strip of Felix the Cat http://felix.goldenagecartoons.com/1stsunday.gif

    and this 1913 Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2209/2161621009_6260f20c40.jpg

    and in this 1700s cartoon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boston1775.jpg

    shoot they sort of exist in this 1506 painting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Strigel_1506-detail.jpg

    How can you make such a glaring error?

    Pleas retract this lie, apologize and display a true history of the Speech Bubble

  2. bob | December 14, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Woah, easy, Tory. I think you forgot to take your meds again.

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