Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca for June 13, 2021

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    Joseph Nebus Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Again today the top two rows are one scene and the bottom row an unrelated one.

    Top row, left: It was such a fine day! Great clouds with puffy, wind-blown cheeks sailed through the sky and the sun shone warmly, and so Willie Winkie went out for a walk over the hills. ``Isn’t it odd?‘’ thought Willie. ``I wonder why the trees seem so anxious today?’’ One little leafless tree waved two stumpy little branch-arms and seemed trying to warn the other trees near-by.

    Top row, right: The farther on Willie went the stranger the trees acted. Some towsle-headed birches, standing in a group, seemed to shiver with alarm. Could it be that they were scared of the clouds overhead? Dear, no! The clouds were such good natured thing.

    Middle row: By and by, Willie came to a family of five Poplars huddled together in a row. ``Why, they are running up a hill!‘’ said he, ``what can they be running away from?’’ He turned around to see - and - behold! There, creeping up over the hills, were three great green caterpillars, as big as dragons!! After the first glimpse at them Willie Winkie turned to run also, but then he stopped to look again at the monster - and what were they? Only long lines of trees planted closely together. So Willie laughed and thought it very amusing.

    Bottom row: Towards supper-time Willie came back to the little town where grandpa lives. The stout old church stood high above the houses, with cape and cap, and switch, and such a beautiful yellow brooch (the brooch was the town-clock) and appeared to Wilie to be calling the little houses to order. They stood jumbled up in all directions and peeped out with their white gables from among the green trees, just like roguish little children having a good time at hide-and-seek. ``Ding-Dong,‘’ called the church-bell, ``Hurry up to supper, children!’’ And Willie Winkie trotted off to his own supper.

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    Richard Jennings Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Thanks you for the narrative. Sometimes it is too small to read.

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    kwardecke Premium Member about 3 years ago

    The emphasis on shape and color remind me of works from the School of Pont-Aven https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pont-Aven_School

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