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The Katzenjammer Kids first ran in a supplement to the New York Journal in 1897. It was created by Rudolph Dirks, inspired by an old German children's story, Max and Moritz. In 1912, Dirks took a break from drawing, so the Hearst newspaper syndicate brought in artist Harold Knerr to continue the strip. A lawsuit ensued, and two comic strips emerged. Knerr would continue to The Katzenjammer Kids first ran in a supplement to the New York Journal in 1897. It was created by Rudolph Dirks, inspired by an old German children's story, Max and Moritz. In 1912, Dirks took a break from drawing, so the Hearst newspaper syndicate brought in artist Harold Knerr to continue the strip. A lawsuit ensued, and two comic strips emerged. Knerr would continue to draw The Katzenjammer Kids, while Dirks would run his own version, The Captain and the Kids (initially called Hans und Fritz). The Captain and the Kids ran (continued by Dirks' son, John) until 1979. Knerr drew The Katzenjammer Kids until his death in 1949. It has continued to the present day under different artists. This volume includes The Katzenjammer Kids pages from several issues of Ace Comics, and four issues of The Captain and the Kids.


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The Katzenjammer Kids first ran in a supplement to the New York Journal in 1897. It was created by Rudolph Dirks, inspired by an old German children's story, Max and Moritz. In 1912, Dirks took a break from drawing, so the Hearst newspaper syndicate brought in artist Harold Knerr to continue the strip. A lawsuit ensued, and two comic strips emerged. Knerr would continue to The Katzenjammer Kids first ran in a supplement to the New York Journal in 1897. It was created by Rudolph Dirks, inspired by an old German children's story, Max and Moritz. In 1912, Dirks took a break from drawing, so the Hearst newspaper syndicate brought in artist Harold Knerr to continue the strip. A lawsuit ensued, and two comic strips emerged. Knerr would continue to draw The Katzenjammer Kids, while Dirks would run his own version, The Captain and the Kids (initially called Hans und Fritz). The Captain and the Kids ran (continued by Dirks' son, John) until 1979. Knerr drew The Katzenjammer Kids until his death in 1949. It has continued to the present day under different artists. This volume includes The Katzenjammer Kids pages from several issues of Ace Comics, and four issues of The Captain and the Kids.

31 review for Katzenjammer: A Selection of Comics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Selina Tropiano

    I won this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. The Katzenjammer Kids is well before my time, obviously - since it's first publication was by the end of the 1800s. I was thrilled to win this book because I'm a big fan of newspaper comics and comic books. It's always fascinating to see what history viewed as comedy. Definitely worth a read. I won this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. The Katzenjammer Kids is well before my time, obviously - since it's first publication was by the end of the 1800s. I was thrilled to win this book because I'm a big fan of newspaper comics and comic books. It's always fascinating to see what history viewed as comedy. Definitely worth a read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shelly Donaghey

  3. 5 out of 5

    Terry Pearson

  4. 5 out of 5

    Haven

  5. 4 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl Bradley

  7. 4 out of 5

    Marcia

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sojourner

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Schwarzer

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dan

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tony Schmidt

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    Crystal

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    Micielle

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lena

  15. 5 out of 5

    Emiley Allen Bowes

  16. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  17. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Obrien

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carol

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Morris

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    Elaine Roberson

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    Brenda Hoffman

  22. 5 out of 5

    Diana

  23. 4 out of 5

    Karen Michener

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stacia Chappell

  25. 5 out of 5

    Coleen

  26. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

  27. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  28. 5 out of 5

    DENNIS

  29. 4 out of 5

    Gordon Bingham

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Rausch

  31. 5 out of 5

    Roxanne

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