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Monday, November 28, 2016

Mr. Skygack & His Wireless Notebook

Mr. Skygack, from Mars, by A.D. Condo, is considered the newpapers' first sci-fi comic strip, running from 1907 -1912. 
The panels I've seen are genuinely funny, as Mr. Skygack tries (and fails) to decipher human behavior.

"Saw two Earth-beings evidently glued one to the other"

 
 ^ fromComic Book+

2 comments:

ArtSparker said...

I think all bookish types have speculated about explaining the world to someone from the past...kind of similar. I liked the Star Trek game post, too, it was cheering.

Frex said...

Oh, yeah, like Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and the like!
I did think Mr. Skygack was sort of Spockish.

Thanks for saying about the game post--I'll put it back up. (Don't know why I took it down, actually...)