Dabblers
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
(Wollheim) Comics ordinarily mundane which sometimes introduced a fantastic element into their stories. An obsolete term, now, because almost all except the household-humor type dabble on occasion, but before about 1945 this was rare enough to be interesting to fan collectors.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
(Wollheim) - Comics ordinarily mundane which sometimes introduce a fantastic element into their stories. These have included, at various times, Abbie and Slats, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Ben Webster's Career, Big Chief Wahoo, Boob McNutt, The Bungle Family, The Captain and the Kids, Connie, Dan Dunn, Dick Tracy, Don Winslow, Dub Dabs, Ella Cinders, Freckles and His Friends, Funny Fables, Gene Autry Rides, The Gumps, Hap Hopper, Krazy Kat, Li'l Abner, Little Annie Rooney, Little Orphan Annie, Mutt and Jeff, Myra North, The Nebbs, Oaky Doaks, Popeye, Prince Valiant, The Pussycat Princess, Skull Valley, Smilin' Jack, Tarzan, Tim Tyler, Tiny Tim, Toots and Casper, Washable Jones, and, no doubt, others. Gawd, what a rogues' gallery!