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Little Sammy Sneeze was a comic strip by American cartoonist Winsor McCay 1904-06

Little Sammy Sneeze, Winsor McCay 1904-06

It seems almost as soon as the framing conventions for comic art were established there were those that sort to circumvent them. Almost literally breaking the 4th wall.

Most will know that Winsor McCay was a pioneer of early animation [way before Disney got his act together in the 1930s] with Gertie the Dinosaur (1914) and his more famous comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland (1905-11) but perhaps will not know about Sammy and the one-liner punchline that featured in every single strip. Reminds me of the even more minimal David Lynch Angriest Dog in the World strip where even the images of each episode are [almost] identical each frame!


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