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George Cruikshank’s Comic Alphabet

October 7, 2021
by the gentle author


You might like to see other work by George Cruikshank

Dick Turpin, Highwayman

Jack Sheppard, Thief, Highwayman & Escapologist

Tom & Jerry’s Life in London

Joseph Grimaldi, Clown

The Bloody Romance of the Tower

Henry Mayhew’s Punch & Judy Man

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  1. Jonathan Fink permalink
    October 7, 2021

    These are absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Peter Hart permalink
    October 7, 2021

    Brilliant thank you GA.

  3. October 7, 2021

    Haha. Very clever, very funny!

  4. October 7, 2021

    Really hilarious what was recorded here — not much has changed in the fundamentally different social classes until today …

    Love & Peace

  5. October 7, 2021

    Greetings from Boston,

    GA, I enjoyed George Cruikshank’s Comic Alphabet. So many channel his illustrations in Dickens’ Christmas Carol like G “Going,” H “Holidays,” and N “Nightmare.” What a genius!

  6. Adele Lester permalink
    October 7, 2021

    Love these – great sense of humor!

  7. Cherub permalink
    October 7, 2021

    I laughed out loud at B for Boots, the big boots look so silly I couldn’t help it!

  8. Robert Silverman permalink
    October 9, 2021

    The Comic Alphabet was reprinted in small form by the Arts Council of Great Britain and printed by Lund Humphries with even an ISBN (0 7287 0031). I keep it next to my copy of “Why Cats Paint” (Busch and Silver) and “U & Non-U Revisited” (Richard Buckle. ed). Thanks for displaying it in this large format right on my computer screen here in Boston and for your regular emails.

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