The Sunday King
Saturday Leftover Day.
Together with the Judge Parker strips I showed this week, I picked up a set of Louie dailies as well. I love silent strips and Louie is one of the all-time greats, only forgotten because it disappeared when it's creator died. What's so good about Louie, is that is manages to be funny while not resorting to surrealism, as so many silent strips do. All the time it remains refreshingly unsentimental and at times even sarcastic. I am presenting two runs here, one from 1952 and one from 1959, to show how timeless the strip remained for over 20 years with six daily jokes and a Sunday each week.