In 1928, Ed. Whelan’s “Minute Movies” comic strip presented this faux silent film serial thriller through his faux motion picture production company, which we will be reprinting in the coming weeks. It’s exceedingly weird and contemporary in its outlook. Maybe it satirized and parodied ridiculous and questionable Jazz Age movie tropes of the day, maybe it perpetuated them; we think it was the former. Whelan’s work is hard to find these days, but we think he is due for rediscovery.
And remember: “DO NOT MISS A SINGLE EPISODE!”
Audere Magazine publishes an old or new comic strip many Sundays. Read more here.