The McClure Syndicate’s Sunday funnies section had a real taste for ‘rube’ pages/strips. Here’s one of the longer-running ones, Uncle Pike.

A.D. Reed started the strip on May 25 1902 as Mr. and Mrs. Pike of Pike County, and soon reduced the title to the more manageable Uncle Pike. Reed stopped signing the strip in late 1903, but that doesn’t mean he stopped doing it — Reed seemed to have an aversion to signing his work. Ed Carey did substitute on the strip for at least a few 1903 episodes, and by the time the strip was winding down in 1905 the art was starting to look, to me at least, a lot like the work of J.R. Bray.

Uncle Pike went into retirement after October 29 1905.

46 pages/strips Uncle Pike 1903-1908



2 responses »

  1. Allan Holtz says:

    This post is cut and pasted from my website, Stripper’s Guide. All editorial matter there is copyrighted and may not be reused without permission. Please remove this post and any others that were copied from my website immeditaely. Thank you, Allan Holtz


    • boutje777 says:

      No problem.
      These are not copied and paste from a website, the strips are downloaded from Barnacle Press which hasn’t been updated since november 2015. The strips are floating around the internet on many others sites also if you know how to find them. The text could very well come from your website, because i do a search with Google and copy texts about the strips to use at the apropriate pages. As far as i know these strips don’t belong under copyright anymore and no one owns the rights. I can make a note at the page referring to your website saying that the text came from your site or just delete this text if you want and use another one.


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