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Early Works VII

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Winsor McCay: Early Works II

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Table of Contents

Progression. Introduction by Mark Thompson 5
Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Weekday Strips 6
"Well! What do you think of that? An-other hat bill! Wait'll I see her!" #400, June 11, 1908 7
"Well sir. I'm two cents off on this balance and can't seem to locate the error. I've gone." #243, November 29, 1906 8
"Is this Silas? Well I want to tell you that your act is just simply, Oh!" (9 panels of 12 panel comic) "Say, Silas! I heard you were doing an act on the Vaudeville stage." #241, November 22, 1906 9
"Is that a catfish? Dinged if it aint! Where in the world did he come from?" #208, July 26, 1906 10
"I've bought everything I need, so, I guess I'll go home. I ought to go in that auction room and look around, though before I go." #148, February 6, 1906 11
"Let's see! Huh! What did I sit down here to do? What was it? Oh! I was going to do something!" #233, October 25, 1906 12
"I'm going out and I'm going to wear this straw hat! I don't care wheth-er the public likes it or not." #229, October 11, 1906 13
"I'll be dressed, if I don't think I'm getting the gout in that big toe!" #266, February 21, 1907 14
"What do you want to do that for? Don't! Don't stand there like a fool making faces at that poor thing!" #227, October 4, 1906 15
"Just a little more, Please!" "Open your mouth just a little more. Open!" #430, September 24, 1908 16
"Ladies and gentle-men! The next on the program will be Silas, in a new and novel act seen, for the first time, in this country." #221, September 13, 1906 17
"Now I'm all to the merry. I knew, if I had just been pat-ient, I should do it." #188, May 17, 1906 18
"My wife would not do a thing if she knew how much mon-ey I had -" #237, November 8, 1906 19
"I'll bet you a pound of Chocolates that -" "That's a go! We'll get on this car and go down to the florist -" #231, October 18, 1906 20
"Ah, now, I feel fine! I'll take a smoke then I'll go to bed." #181, April 24, 1906 21
"Ah! At the top, they said I couldn't do it well, they have lost five." #136, January 3, 1906 22
"There is only one horse in the race I'm a-fraid of." #196, June 14, 1906 23
"Oh I lost my, Oh! Vere is my peard, my viskers? Oh! dere gone!" #142, January 23, 1906 24
"Is that a bear stick-ing his nose out from be-hind those boulders?" #611, May 25, 1913 (idea later used in ‘Gertie the Dinosaur’ film, also seen in color in Volume IX, page 87) 25
"Sand! Sand! Sand! As far as one can see, and me starving!!" #149, February 8, 1906 26
"Now, you say. This money. Came from the pockets of policy holders and you give it back?" #132, December 20, 1905 27
"Golly! I'm tired! Well, I've made a century run any-way." #202, July 5, 1906 28
"Now, let's see. That does not figure up right. 3 - 12 - 27 - 36 - 41 - 49 -" #198, June 21, 1906 29
"Well of all the rot I ever came across in a book. We were once monkeys, Eh?" #128, December 6, 1905 30
"How I do wish I had my intended with me, to-day, sweet girl. Oh! I believe I'm going to sneeze!" #140, January 18, 1906 31
"If I could just see the tracks of those scoun-drels, I'd soon get to them. That's all I'd like me!" #146, February 1, 1906 32
"Well, sweet-heart, pet. I must go. Your papa is winding the clock. So give a nice pretty kiss to me. Eh?" #145, January 30, 1906 33
"Yes. mam. The superintendent said. Yist-iday. That I was the bright-est man in the office." #161, March 8, 1906 34
"Don't you think tin or slate shingles would be better, than those Raines Law Sandwiches?" #160, March 6, 1906 35
"How dey! What will you have, sir?" "Well sir, I'll have a nice cool and large glass of ale." #158, March 1, 1906 36
"Gracious me! There's my car! I will have to run and catch it um! -" [Tailor] [Hardware] #596, February 9, 1913 (black and white version of colored comic, colored version appears in volume IX, page 72 but with copyright removed) 37
"Oh! I'm glad I don't have to wait for a car!" #492, May 6, 1909 38
"What the goverment wants a census of the flies. We want to know the number of live flies now doing business in the United States!" #307, July 18, 1907 (also appears in volume III, page 53 with header but comic is in worse quality also in black and white) 39
"I see you've finally put in a cash register." "Chass! Bissness iz zo coot I guess nod!" #361, January 23, 1908 40
"Where did you say we were to meet them Miss Cherry?" #285, May 2, 1907 41
"What ever became of that big fat guy who used to come in here so often? You know -" #256, January 17, 1907 (also appears in volume III, page 24 with header but comic is in worse quality also in black and white) 42
"Yes. I want a trimmed hat. I don't know just what style I do want. Perhaps you can assist me in choosing something nice." #305, July 11, 1907 (also appears in volume III, page 54 with header but comic is in worse quality also in black and white) 43
"I belief I vill hit yoh lunch a little, I am mit a ap-petite today!" #327, September 26, 1907 (also appears in volume IV, page 12 with header but comic is in worse quality also in black and white) 44
"Now there! There's an old horse enjoy-ing his dinner! There's no dyspepsia or diges-tion to fol-low that re-past. Why can't humans live in that manner?" #272, March 14, 1907 (also appears in volume III, page 47 with header, but without "Thanks to" message and comic is in worse quality also in black and white) 45
"There goes that confounded alarm clock just when I'm sleeping so sound, Oh! I've got to get up, I suppose, dag gon it!" #143, January 25, 1906 46
"My feet are cold. I can't understand it, either. I don't see why they -" #154, February 20, 1906 47
"Please. Madam, would you give me a little salt. To put on this lump of coal? I'm going to eat it. I'm starving!" #155, February 22, 1906 48
"I wouldn't smile quite so much. Look just a trifle more serious -" #151, February 13, 1906 49
"I want to talk to James jeffries and I want him quick, too! Eh? Is that you, you big burley?" #152, February 15, 1906 50
Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Saturday Strips 51
"Well. I'll try the aw-ful stuff! I've tried everything but this without -" #410, July 16, 1908 (also appears in volume IV, page 52 with header but comic is in worse quality also in black and white) 52
"Ah! Now for a nice row! I like these -" "Spoons! I wish some oarsman would come -" #498, May 27, 1909 53
"Well. I'm in it at last. My first dress suit. Huh! It looks pretty swell but it don't feel very good." #147, February 3, 1906 54
"You play there, dar-ling. While mama takes a nap! Mama is so tired! Don't make a noise. -" #487, April 17, 1909 55
"You get off today at one O'clock, way can't you go to Merry's and see why they do not deliver my hat or, bring it home with you. Will you, dear?" #393, May 16, 1908 56
"Whaaat? Help you? You don't mean to ask me to -" #153, February 17, 1906 57
"How did you do it? That's what I, Eh -" "By breeding or, rather inter-breeding the buzzard." #460, January 9, 1909 (5 across and 4 down panels, 'Early Works II' 4X5) 58
"Dog gone this old job! Scar-ing away those crows I'm getting tired of it! Good and tired." #316, August 17, 1907 59
"Oh! I can't move! Oh! Eh! I must be paralyzed. Someway!" #306, July 13, 1907 60
"There's deer around here and I know it! I'll plant some where and watch -" #438, October 24, 1908 61
"Oh! Oh! Here's papa! Look Baby! Here's papa!" #294, June 1, 1907 62
"Vell sare. Dere iss nodding finer oah nicer dan a nice valk in de cool und refreshing breezes of der morning." #232, October 20, 1906 (16 panel version of 20 panel comic seen later in Volume VIII) 63
"I hope you win. Yes. And if you do I will give you my heart and hand. If dad is willing." #125, November 25, 1905 64
"Let's see, how long have I known you, Miss Kate? How long have we known each other?" #144, January 27, 1906 65
"The Earth. Ah! What a wonderful structure. Huh! Round as a wball. People on all sides." #150, February 10, 1906 66
"Let me have a beer will you?" "Certainly sir, do you want it wrapped up?" #159, March 3, 1906 67
"Well Sah! It seems lake ahm neveh gine to sell dat mule. I've tried evah way to swap him -" #253, January 5, 1097 (12 panels of a 16 panel comic) 68
"That chair is a traveling chair or walking rocker so, be careful, if you in-tend to rock much in it." #133, December 23, 1905 69
The Story of Hungry Henrietta 70
"I called to see that big bouncing baby of yours." "Oh we've got to see Henrietta yes -" 71
Now there, she's just as cosey as she can be and she'd going to have a nice -" 72
"Say dear, some-thing is the trouble with her and serious too do you know it?" 73
"Yes Grand Ma's Here." "Baby's going to learn to walk. Learn to walk. Learn to walk. Yes she is, Ye." 74
"Pick her up! Oh! Something is the matter with her. She's choking, I think. Grab her, quick. Hurry ur mama, run quick." 75
"Yes, we shall have to see just what is the trouble. With her ahem!" 76
"I just dressed her. She's in the kitchen I'll call her. Henerietta! Oh Henerietta! Come here, some -" 77
"How are you dear? I'm so glad to see you so pleased." "Um" "Oh! My dear Mrs. Sneeze I'm so glad you called. You're so good." 78
"Where is that child? Henerietta! Oh Henerietta! where are you? I won - Where she is baby!" 79
I'll call her in. Oh Henerietta!! Henerietta!! Come here!" 80
This is a Baseball Town (Editorial illustrations on baseball) 81
"What Do you think! 82
Ball and Tom Corcoran 82
"The weather man had 83
The Flying Dutchman pulled 83
How Jake Beckley touched second base. 83
"Tinkle, tinkle, tinkle," the ball went, 84
"Answer!" Yelled the Cloverdale Man. 85
That double of "Abby's" in the ninth 85
"Mag," Kel and Michigan Jack 85
Instead of Haggerty pulling the ball down 86
"Si" Seymour played a couple of games 86
Dr. Casey was advised 86
The Reds left yesterday for Augusta, Ga. 87
Judge Moran was out of sight 87
St. Jacob Becklby saved the day 87
We could see the crowd chasing 88
In that ninth the tourist from New York 89
Long Bob Ewing stayed on Earth 89
Charley Dexter came sprawling into the plate 89
The Reds rode Victor Willis's inclined-plane 89
Dusty Bob Rhoades fell all over 90
Colonel. Donlin threw his knees 90
Burke picked up a featherless 90
Tom Corcoran shot Gessler's scorcher across time. 90
"Not on your picture button!" 91
Solar Plexus was talking Cherokee 92
Kel jumped the Quakers 93
Long Bob Ewing did the Extension Ladder Act 93
Hans Wagner's liner over Seymour's head 93
In the chase for Browne's Bunt Phillips 93
When Bill Berger slid home 94
Six Reds tramped to base 94
"Sy" Seymour took a roll 94
Mr. "Cozy" Dolan was so busy 94
Old Sol took an intense personal interest 95
Pat Donovan put up an unusual record 95
Barney Dreyfuss, the Pirate Chief, 95
St. Jacob Beckley and Handsome Dan McGann 96
Baron Peitz gave Major Pittinger 96
The flies swarmed about 96
The Pirates simply gorged 96
The reds were again buried 97
The reds gave a delightful egg 97
Jimmy Sebring's grounder 97
"It's a hme run with three men 98
Beckley and Seivers limped off 98
Mr. Homer Smoot tried to bury 98
He smashed the ball right on the Seam. 99
The crowd exploded when Kel smashed that triple 100
Tom Corcoran's capture off first 100
In a game of tag Tom Corcoran ran Hardy 100
Dr. Casey got his eye on the ball 100
Three Red pitchers were the center pieces 101
When the grounder of William the Silent 101
Last fall, when John T. Brush took charge 101
So he just did nothin' 102
In the run down of Gessler 103
Jack Farrell slid through 103
Lee Fohl's main trouble seemed 103
Bill Douglas played grandly at first 103
"That was the limit, and I expected to see 104
Mr. Donlin cut five large notches 105
Harry Smith came up from a slide 105
American League/National League (players dressed as Native Americans) 105
"No more darn Po'try for me," 106
"Sara" Bernhard stood on his shoulder blades 107
Tom Corcoran stole second 107
A gentleman in the land of bleach 107
Trying to score on a half passed ball 107
I swung around third and saw 108
Baron Peitz became tangled in his own mask 108
Luther Taylor tried to slide to first 108
"That darn tar paper was so sticky 109
Harry Wolverton tumbled over after stopping 110
Harry Dolan's one-handed pull-down 110
The Quaker parade on Arthur Regan 110
During one run-down Peitz 110
The Reds put Mr. Wicker in a Basket 111
The intense interest the Giants are taking 111
These two little Jack Horners 111
Enquirer Editorial Art 112
"But I can't help feeling 113
You recall Tennyson's poem, 113
When wolverton hit to Steinfeldt Peitz dropped on Thomas 114
How Br'er Tompkins struck the Banking Business.
A Watermelon Song. 114
Father noticed that he was off his feed and looking wild out of his eyes," 115
"Was ye iver in Kentucky feud?" asked Mr. Hennessy. 116
"Pete is a great hand to spring stories of the war on us," 116
"If you should let go of the trapeze and splatter yourself all over the landscape," 117
"Cicely squirmed about uneasily and twisted her fingers. 117
"Sh-h! Don't breathe! I'm Sherlock Holmes!" said Uncle Seth, solemnly. 118
Thin ye ruz and in a vice iv thunder sez ye, "Gwan outa here!" 119
"Which eye have you been looking at? Demand the bean stricken. 119
"We might not all be Rockefellers an' morgans, but 'twould at least" 120
Whin Teddy wanted to ate th' British Lion in th' Boer War ye sat on his 121
"The result of the scandal at Harlem." 121
"Iv coorse I wasn't stand for that," Sez Jawn P. 122
"Your man is about six miles away by this time, and still running." 123
The Interupted Sermon 124
"He lissen what de win' say by de valley en de hill." 124
"If you'll look out that window p'raps you'll change your mind whether I kin do it or not." 124
"You couldn't tell whether he was ordering the chef to blow holes in doughnuts" 125
"He didn't know when the tide was out, nor who let it out." 125
"Tell her I called, Susie, will you?" "I did," She smiled back. 125
[Jokes] He'd make a horse laff with his comical didos. 126
[Hot Soup Today] 127
{Bird catching snake, over a field, near a rat.} 127
[3 miles to Lexington] "The owny sort iv a race they iver won on land or sea." 128
"You need a lady, Tom, in yer house, me bye." 129
"Done in white roses with a pail of lard in its mouth. 130
"Oh, there you are, Bessie. I thought I would find you here." 130
"Come on, Elder," said the Colonel heartily. " I want that Rogers group the worst wat." 131
{Man sitting in chair reading newspaper, smoking pipe, woman standing nearby with follded hand on aproned dress." 131
"I'd die iv shame to see me name in the papers." 132
We searched every cranny and nook of the bay without avail. 132
{Black man in circle. With bald forehead, but hair near ears, and moustache, wearing black suit, hands outstretched} 132
"No, sahdar des ain't nuthin' to compare wid de roastin' year - nuthin'." 133
{Two black men in water waist deep. One wearing black coat, and the other wearing plaid suit.} 133
"Did the gun kick Elder?" 133
The something was, as compared with him, about the size of a tele-graph pole. 134
"Iv it's botherin' yer conscience and heart that yer not gettin' poor quick enough" 135
There he lay. With a bandage around his head. [I told him before we started that I was a horse" 136
Quick as the Raccoon was, his snake-like adversary was wuicker. 136
{Man standing reading newspaper with pipe in hand, woman standing nearby frowning, hands on her hips.} 137
{Man holding pipe and pointing and holding a newspapewr with other hand, woman stands by with hands on hips.} 137
"Yer just my style to a T'yty!" 138
I judged that the operation had slipped a cog somewhere." 138
There was some kind of dicker on the quite. 138
"Bring me some more steak" Terry McGovern says that he was everything at stake this time and will make the fight of his life to win. 139
[For Sale] [Pills] This might be mistaken for the back of a drugstore, but it is not. 139
"Me friend, Senator Aldrich, who riprisints a constitooncy that's almost as big as my back yard." 140
Herbert had to say right there and let the mothers' club practice on him. 141
"I am niver goin' to place anny medals on anny wan f'r bein' varchous." 142
"I only played one old cat and numbers and such when I was a boy." 143
"When it comes to crawling over transome there is no man in the profes-sion who is my peer." 144
[James J. Corbett. The only man in the world Jas. J. Jeefries is afraid of] "Jim Corbett, in a New York interview, states 145
The Convention at its Height. Scene in the convention hall during the address of Senator J. B. Foraker. 145
having fun at Garry Herrmann's winter house party on the banks of the Laugherty. 146
[Landry] [Buchanan] [Helgerson] Three of the star riders at New Orleans have been set down during the present meeting, 146
Hohenzollern was th' more violent iv th' pair 147
That was his word, "Impeccable sir." 148
On the way to the races in one of the automobile or horseless buses which Man-ager Ryan 148
[The Letters of a Son to his Self-made Father] 148
"Don't be a quitter," said Gesaline. "Stick to me and I'll give you the time of your life." 149
"And if you hang back he is hurt, and seems to think that you do him an injustice." 150
"But there ar-re no risks in this business." 151
He was a quiet josher and knew a lot of good jokes that he had heard 152
After they had been out late to a Welsh rabbit party she was fairly hard to look at. 153
The Gruff, kindly policeman wiped a tear furtively from his eye. 154
[Get rich quick company] The event of the week on the turf - the grand free-forall pursuit race. 155
[Englad] When the "Terrible Teddy," lands in England there will be a lively scatterment 155
"On top iv the fince, with yer hands full iv bricks, yer eye full of fire 156
"I was sitting here with me feet in th' oven, r'adin' whin th' po'try suggestedsomething to me." 157
The bull, with a rumbling bellow deep in his throat, lowered his head and charged. 157
[Grand Silk Sale] [Big Reduction in Velvets] "No, it is mine." She answered. 158
[Shorty, Roland B. Molineux. A true story from Sing Sing. By Roland Burnham Molineux.] 159
Judging from St. Louis reports Mike Schreck is evidently not afraid of cyclones, 159
Bill Page, Desperado. 160
Indeed, when they go out driving together their outfit looks like one of those puzzle pictures, "Find the man." 161
"This," said the King, "is the entertainment I have planned for you." 161
"It's time enough to bid the divil 'Good Morra' when you meet him," Sez you. 162
"Sir! What do you mean by this stuff about Deacon Jones?" 163
[New Orleans] Judging for the number of favorites that were bowled over, this must have been a busy week 164
Starter Chinn, at Newport, is the originator of the new "Pyramid," "Flying Wedge," or "Relay," system of starting. 164
Occasionally a king comes out iv th' goolden dure pursooed be crowns, scipters. 165
This specialist could take any set of misfit features and rearrange them into a work of art. 166
"Has Andhrew Carnaygi given ye a libry yet?" 167
According to reports from the West "Mexican Pete" Everett has chasing Jim Jeffries 167
Horace tried to sidestep the question about drinking and smoking. 168
The Newport horses have been running between banks of snow this week, but they have had the laugh on their New Orleans cousins, 169
[Young Corbett] [Van Heest] [Billy Murphy] When Arthur Chambers, Billy Murphy, Johnnie Van Heest and George Dixon 169
The princess. Laughing and blushing, stood before her father. 170
When Bob Fitzsimmons signed the pledge before starting on the tour with Jeffries 171
"I like it fried, but I don't mind it broiled, roasted stewed or fricassed 171
No wonder the Cleveland magnates are worried over the illness of the great Lajoie when the fact is considered 172
[For Sale. Inquire B.B. Headquin] If the baseball scribes' anvil chorus should be turned into a peace anthem 172
A Pilgrim's Progress 173
"Oh Shucks!! Huh! I'm so tired, this old valise is get-ing heavier and heavier every day." 174
"Well, let's see. Which way will I go today? It really does not make much dif-ference which way I go." 175
"Coming pretty easy for you, Eh?" "Oh. I don't know. How are you prospering." 176
[Put away Dull Care two hours of amusement.] "I might as well see this show. Yes." [Box-Office] 177
"Now, Who.sent me this cruel letter? 'You old fool, assist the the waek, help the unfor-tunate.'" 178
"I've seen many a game of Faro but nothing like that game." 179
"I want you to meet a friend of mine. To whom I am show-ing our city. Sir." 180
"Oh! There's some poor fel-low in anguish some burden is bearing him down. I hate to see that. Um." 181
"We can not bust that wall down. It is too thick. Our shells are the hardest we can find but, they ware not hard enough no." 182
"Well! I'll be dog gonned!! I knew it was heavy but I did not know it weighed that much." 183
"Huh! Every day is alike! There's no difference! If there is, it's that each day is worse than it's predessor, Yep!" 184
"Now let's see, am I for-getting anything? I've so many confounded things to think about all the-" 185
The Centaurs (Fragments) 186
[The Centaurs (c. 1918-21) 35mm Fragments] 187
{Female centaur with short hair, behind a tree and bushes} 187
{Female centaur with short hair, smelling flowers} 188
{Male centaur, bending down and bird in sky} 188
{Male centaur bent to the left with rock and bird in the air} 189
{Male centaur, looking off to the left in profile view} 189
{Female centaur looking right with flowers, and male looking left with hand out} 190
{Two old centaurs, and the young male pointing left} 190
{Young male, old male, old female, young female and bald baby centaur. Boy and girl with one raised hand, while baby has both hands raised} 191
{Baby centaur inside heart shaped black out} [Thank You!] 191

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