Comics in the Curriculum

Visual Rhetoric > Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley. Frank O. King, 1931.

In: Masters of American Comics, edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker.

Butler NC1426.M34 2005

“Gasoline Alley” began its daily run in 1919 and still continues--although King retired from drawing it in 1959.  The earlier strips, especially those for Sunday, featured artistic experiments with movements such as Surrealism and Fauvism.  Unconventional layouts, such as this Sunday page from 1931, invited a reading experience both sequential and simultaneous.


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