Essential Sequentials - LITTLE LULU

was created in 1935 by Marjorie Henderson Buell, known as Marge. The first appearance of the character was in a cartoon that shows the girl in front of the bride and groom throwing banana peels in the hallway of a church during a wedding ceremony.

First Little Lulu cartoon

Little Lulu, entirely designed by Marge, was published in The Saturday Evening Post until 1945. During this period, some books were also played with jokes and pastimes with the character and his friend Tubby for children. In 1945, it was launched by Dell Comics (under license from Western Publishing Company), its own comic book with scripts and drawings by John Stanley. After some time, Irving Tripp took the artistic part, leaving Stanley only with the scripts.

Initially, he tried to keep the same traits as Marge, but over time, it brought a simpler look, coupled with the docile and calming mode. Little Lulu has already had several designers, because there are at least four styles. In the 1970s, the characters' publication rights to the magazines were reversed to Western Publishing Company's labels: Gold Key and Whitman Comics. The magazine was published in the United States until 1984.


Little Lulu Wiki-Harvey Comics

The New Yorker Magazine: The Life Lessons of Little Lulu by Margaret Atwood

The Comics Journal: Talking to Bill Schelly, Comics Scholar and John Stanley Biographer


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