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FUN MAGAZINE

1868

 

ROYAL ACADEMY FUN
THE MAGAZINE (ONE)

ERNEST GRISET
GILBERT'S BAB BALLADS (ONE)

GILBERT'S BAB BALLADS (TWO)
THE MAGAZINE (TWO)

PANTOMIME ISSUE

ALMANAC ONE
ALMANAC TWO

 

FUN was one several humour magazines launched to rival PUNCH. It is too close to the original to pose any threat - but it did have the entertaining Bab Ballads, written by W.S.Gilbert before his Sullivan days. The burlesques on the theme of the annual Royal Academy shows are worth re-visiting. Odd to find the abrasive and alien voice of Ernest Griset bringing a dash of Continental graphic sophistication.

 

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