A Mysterious Lone Comic Strip in the Fliegende Blätter

1924 was a big year for one of Germany’s longest-lived satirical tabloid magazines, the Fleigende Blätter (1844-1944; Blätter rhymes with “better”). The title literally means “flying leaves,” by extension “loose leaves, or sheets of paper.” Printed weekly by the Munich firm of Braun & Schneider, the Fliegende Blätter had a pedigree that included having published such renowned artists as Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908) and Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885). Continue reading