Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, October 24 1907 -- It's been a long while since Herriman contributed an editorial page cartoon to the Examiner, but now that baseball season is over he'll start getting a few at bats, as it were. For his first return engagement to that page in months he treats us to a masterful portrait of a gentle-seeming yet malignant Uncle Sam. Sam is shielding the mischief-makers on Wall Street from the common folk, urging us all to go about our business and pay no mind to the gamblers who hold the keys to our economy. Thank goodness none of that goes on anymore...
I urge you to give that Sam figure an unhurried appraisal. A lesser cartoonist could have drawn that a hundred times in a hundred ways and not come up with something that so effectively gets the message across. Amazing work.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
That's very diffrent from when he played Judge Hardy in the Andy Hardy series.