Thursday, November 13, 2008
More Opper Overflow from the New Happy Hooligan Book
NBM's latest entry in their Forever Nuts series of classic comic strip reprints is Happy Hooligan by Fred Opper. I provided a biographical essay on Opper for the book as well as a number of raw scans of Opper material. You can purchase your copy at Amazon.com.
I supplied a great many Opper cartoons that didn't find their way into the book, so here's a potpourri of bonus Opper items for you. Today we have three from Opper's Puck days, when he used a very refined style completely different than the one he used for newspaper strips.
These three Puck cartoons are all satires on religious themes, a favorite subject for Opper in his days with that magazine. Opper curtailed such cartoons when working for Hearst.