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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Giggle Comics #52, 1 of 3
Here is the first part of American Group's Giggle Comics from 1948.
I believe this cover, the inside cover, and lead story were by Dan Gordon
The inside front cover was often for American Comics Group's other titles.
Like my disclaimer on the side says, there are standards we wouldn't conform to today. This comic is almost seventy years old and as such reflects times when we as white people didn't know any better, and portrayed non-whites as inferior beings. Much of the greatest media and literature of the past has such negative caricaturing, which though problematic does not take away from the rest of its artistry. To deny it ever existed would be to erase history. While it is true that some ethnic groups were persecuted more than others, and believe it or not I do some cherry picking, it doesn't always cover everything. You have every right to be offended, just keep in mind it's a story about bubble gum and the maid is incidental.
Now back to our story.
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. Remember, if something has stereotypes it's posted in spite of them and not because of them. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
Many of the images I posted between 2011-2013 were disappeared by the image bank I was using then but I still have most of the scans and am bringing them back slowly. Be patient.
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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