Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Obscurity of the Day: Mannikinland
When I think of mannikins, I think of those fashion figures in clothing stores. But a check of the dictionary reveals that the official definition is simply of a jointed model of a body. So that, I guess, explains the characters in Mark Fenderson's Mannikinland, a cute little fantasy strip that ran in the New York World from April 22 to August 12 1900.
Ken Barker's New York World index in StripScene relates this series to one done in 1898 by John Booth, but Cole Johnson, who supplied the scans, tells me that the two series are unrelated.