Thursday, July 30, 2009


The Stripper's Guide Super-Quiz Day 4

1. A famous newspaper editor once told a young cartoonist who brought in a strip proposal, in part, "why don't you try putting a dress on that kid?". Mythology, perhaps, but who was the editor, who was the cartoonist, and what was the resulting blockbuster feature?

2. Jim Ivey, venerable editorial cartoonist and contributor to the Stripper's Guide blog, also did the lovely scratchboard illustrations for what feature of the 1970s?

3. Comic books don't have all the hyper-muscular fun; newspaper comics have had their fair share of superheroes. Name the character who was arguably the very first comic strip superhero from wa-a-a-y back in 1902.

4. World Color Printing, major preprint comic section producer of the 1900s and 10s, lost interest in that part of their business in the 20s when they won a lucrative printing contract. What national publication did they start printing that caused them to put their Sunday comics business on auto-pilot?

5. Speaking of preprint comic sections, the George Matthew Adams Service tried to do one in 1935. What oddball space opera strip headlined their line-up?


1 Otto was the male character; Joseph Medill Patterson of the Chicago Tribune was the editor, Little Orphan Annie the resulting character.
2 Editorial cartoons for the Orlando Sentinel
3 Hugo Hercules
4 As “World Color Press”, WCP invented and launched the modern comic books, with original stories.
5 If you mean a 1935 Space opera, I don’t know!
If you mean just a George Matthew Adams Space Opera, it should be Sky Masters. Still thinking.
1-Cpt. Joseph Medill Patterson + LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE

(stavolta mi hai preceduto)
Hugo Hercules is one of my all-time favorites, Allan, along with The Explorigator. Thanks for giving Hugo a little exposure in today's post (and no, that's not where my name came from!).
1]-Since the Chicago Tribune owned the once-famous poem,"Little Orphant Annie", I'm sure the "Orphan Otto" tale is a lot of asparagus. It must of been felt that there would be pre-fab appeal in making a character from the oft-printed poem. 2]-"Thoughts Of Man". 3]-"Hugo Hercules" 4]-The Sporting News. 5]-"Rod Rian". I'll take my prize in cash, please.
Sorry, forgot to put my name on that last post. I guess that disqualifies me.----Cole Johnson.
There's still an unanswered part of question 1 -- the cartoonist's name. I think I remember his first name but not his last name, so I'm not going to submit a response.
Cartoonist was Harold Gray (creator of LOA)
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