Notes concerning the culture of the marketplace:
- The working-class world that originally formed the basis of the comics' realist ethos gradually transforms into a fantasy world that is not simply at the bottom of the social structure, but rather altogether outside of it. The fantasy of the subaltern as magical alien finds its clearest expression in talking animals like Mose.
Notes concerning the business of the strips:
George Luks, "Mose and the Pickaninnies Have a Crap Game and Uncle Remus Enjoys It," World2 June 1897. Reproduced from microfilm.