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Published
15 August 1908
Page count
16
Cover price
1d [0-0-1 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Non-standard
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Self cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Story paper series (includes comics)

Credits

Editing
Bob Cassidy ['Gilrooney'] (editor)
Hector Lamond (publisher)

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Feature
Joe Vumps

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Art
Claude Marquet (signed)

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The US flag in Vumps' hat references the meeting with the US Navy in the interior story.

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Credits

Author
? [as M.]
? [as P.E.T.]
Art
Claude Marquet (cartoon)

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Show/hide 2. Down Another Hole Text article, 1 page

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Genre
Humour

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Author
Henry Lawson
Art
Fred Brown (illustrations)

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Genre
Humour

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Script
Claude Marquet (signed)
Paul Bleeck (credited)
Fred Brown (signed)
Mick Paul (signed)
Hugh Maclean ? (signed)
? (unsigned)
Art
Claude Marquet (signed)
Paul Bleeck (credited)
Fred Brown (signed)
Mick Paul (signed)
Hugh Maclean ? (signed)
? (unsigned)

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Eight cartoons.

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Genre
Humour

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Script
Sid Treeby (signed)
Ted Collis (signed)
Hal Gye (signed)
Mick Paul (signed)
Art
Sid Treeby (signed)
Ted Collis (signed)
Hal Gye (signed)
Mick Paul (signed)

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Four cartoons.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Joe Vumps) Cartoon, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Joe Vumps

Credits

Script
Johnno Goodle
Art
Claude Marquet (signed)

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Synopsis

Joe and his mates greet the US Navy on its visit to Sydney and upstage Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin.

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Script
Adam ? (signed)
Fred Brown (signed)
Mick Paul (signed)
Ted Collis (signed)
Hugh Maclean (credited)
? (unsigned)
Art
Adam ? (signed)
Fred Brown (signed)
Mick Paul (signed)
Ted Collis (signed)
Hugh Maclean (credited)
? (unsigned)

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Eight cartoons.

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Author
Iyles Innison
Tom Mutch [as Tom M.]
Narranghi Boori
Norman Lilley
Pencils
Adam ? (cartoon, signed)

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Notes

Includes a number of sort items: The Intelligent Dawg; Uncle Vumps on Smoking; Music at the Zoo; Blucher Was a Peace Party; Vumps's Lectures' and some jokes.

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Credits

Script
Ambrose Dyson (signed)
Fred Brown (signed)
Hal Gye (signed)
Will Donald (signed)
G.C. Benson (signed)
Harry Julius (signed)
Art
Ambrose Dyson (signed)
Fred Brown (signed)
Hal Gye (signed)
Will Donald (signed)
G.C. Benson (signed)
Harry Julius (signed)

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Seven cartoons.

Show/hide 9. Borrowed Plumes Comic story, 1 page

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Characters
Marmyduke Miffles; Snoofter McSnickles; two 'American Jackies'

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Synopsis

Vagrants Marmyduke and Snoofter borrow the clothes of two drunk US navy men while they sleep it off and go to the welcome banquet in their place. When Marmyduke and Snoofter return, the men are gone, arrested as vagrants for sleeping in a cave in the domain.

Notes

This feature is a comic in the UK tradition of illustrations with text below. It includes six numbered panels and casual racism (consistent with the period).


Notes

The issue had repeated reference to the arrival of the US navy 'Great White Fleet' in Sydney on 20 August 1908 (http://www.navy.gov.au/history/feature-histories/great-white-fleet%E2%80%99s-1908-visit-australia).

Artists reported to have work in this issue include Claude Marquet, Fred Brown, Ambrose Dyson, Mick Paul, Hugh Maclean, Sid Treeby, Will Donald, G. Bron, Pat O'Sullivan, G.C. Benson, Ted Collis, Val Mack, Harry Julius, Hal Gye, and Paul Bleeck.

Writers include Henry Lawson, E.J. Brady, Roderic Quinn, H.C. Coghlan, Bob Cassidy ('Gilrooney'), 'Jimmie Pannikin', Tom Mutch, 'Narranghi Bori', 'Terrence Desmond; Jack F. Higgins, Norman Lilley, 'Hamer', Iyles Innison and J. Harding Tucker. (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76817566)

The editor is reported to be Bob Cassidy ('Gilrooney') -- 'Personal' (28 August 1908). Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW: 1900-1925), p. 2. Retrieved 26 October 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104354210.

Further information on this issue is available at ohdannyboy.blogspot.com.au/.../...-comic-book.html.

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  • 14478

Entry created

  • 26/10/2017

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  • 26/10/2017

Last updated

  • 26/10/2017