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The Newlyweds - Their Baby: 1910

The Newlyweds - Their Baby: 1910

"The Newlyweds" by George McManus, published January 1, 1910. View full comic.

George McManus

It is indeed the same George McManus who created the comic strip "Bringing Up Father" featuring the down to earth Jiggs and his harridan of a wife Maggie, a woman who embodied the very worst qualities of the nouveau riche. I was astounded to learn that the strip, which began in 1913 lasted well after McManus's death in 1954, being discontinued in 2000. And before anybody asks, that still leaves it years behind "The Katzenjammer Kids" in terms of longevity - that strip began in December 1897 and continues to run in about 50 papers worldwide 110 years (and four days) later.

The Newlyweds

Isn't the cartoonist George McManus the same one that did the comic strip "Maggie and Jiggs" or was it known as "Bringing up Father"? That's a strain on the memory circuits.

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