Friday, October 31, 2008


A Mysterious One

A real quickie today folks. I'm going to be out canvassing for Obama all day and didn't have the foresight to get a Halloween post ready ahead of time. So BOO already.

Anyhow, here's a mystery item. Percy Crosby's Skippy had a long-running Sunday topper strip titled Always Belittlin', but I'd never encountered or even heard of the possibility that there was a daily panel until I stumbled across these two examples.

Both are from the pages of the New York American, Hearst's flagship paper, and date from January and February 1933. If these were just some oddball item and not a continuing series I wouldn't expect them to have dates and syndicate slugs.

Does anyone have any additional evidence that there was a daily panel series of Always Belittlin', or perhaps even have running date info?

Could it not be an ad made by a publicity department using a panel froM the strip?
Hi Ger -
Could, I suppose, but there was no accompanying advertising fanfare for the Sunday strip. These just ran as if they were a regular feature.

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