Saturday, April 05, 2008


Herriman Saturday

Herriman's cartoons of January 23rd and 24th cover the annual auto show, a very big draw in 1907 when the contraptions were still a comparative newcomer to the nation's roads. Good to know that car salesmen haven't changed much in a hundred years, though. By the way, the subtitle "A Fable Without George's Aid" refers not to Herriman but to the George Ade vernacular humor series "Fables in Slang".

On the 25th Herriman takes a break from the auto show to rip into LA Gas once again, and now he's come up with a gorilla to represent the company. An accompanying editorial indicates that the LA city council is whitewashing the situation, deciding after testimony that LA Gas is doing the best it can; thus the charges of corruption and conspiracy in Herriman's cartoon.


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