Friday, September 28, 2007
Obscurity of the Day: The Adventures of Bill
The weekly strip ran in the Chicago Defender from March 17 to September 29 1934. Bill's adventures, which swung widely between light-hearted material as in our sample, and earnest drama, usually revolved around boxing, and were pretty derivative of Joe Palooka.
Jackson's wife Mabel is believed to have done a lot of the writing on his features, but this strip was one of the few in which she was granted credit.