Thursday, October 18, 2007


Obscurity of the Day: Sunbonnet Sue

This post had to sit in the hopper for awhile as Blogger was having one of its brain freezes yesterday.

Sunbonnet Sue is another Christian Science Monitor feature that I had no sample for at the time of submitting the Hogan's Alley article. This little one-column panel ran January 13 1936 through December 17 1940. Usually credited simply to "Don" or not at all, the art was by Don Dero and written by someone with the initials L.M.

Sue is sort of Flapper Fanny with a Victorian, high-button sensitivity. The title seems a bit derivative of Bertha Corbett's Sunbonnet Babies but other than the shared millinery there's no particular resemblance.


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