Thursday, August 31, 2006
Yet Another from the Graphic
My, but I was a busy ol' scanning fool. Here is another New York Evening Graphic strip that was lurking about on my hard drive. The Kids In Our Block by Louis Ferstadt ran in 1926-27. Ferstadt was later a WPA muralist, and then in the 40s illustrated various features for comic books, mainly for Timely and Fox. This is his only known syndicated comic strip. I'd call the art style on this strip a blatant rip-off of Wally Bishop's Muggs And Skeeter, only it pre-dates it by two years!