Monday, April 26, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: The Geteven Youngsters
The Geteven Youngsters is by one of my favorite cartoonists of the era, Walter R. Bradford. He did this very short-lived strip for the Philadelphia North American from September 10 to October 1 1905, a grand total of four episodes. Of course it is just another spin on the Katzies, one of dozens if not over a hundred that found their way into the papers of the day.Not one of Brad's better efforts, you'll agree.
They syndicated their Sunday section until 1915 with what I guess I would call slightly more than minimal success. They never did as well as McClure or World Color but you see their stuff pop up every once in awhile. They were smart to get out of the biz in 1915, about the time that the other secondary syndicates started hitting hard times.Post a Comment