Thursday, August 26, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Sallie Slick and her Surprising Aunt Amelia
Sallie Slick and her Surprising Aunt Amelia ran for one year in the Philadelphia North American, from May 4 1902 to April 26 1903. Mohr sort of takes the Foxy Grandpa concept of a surprisingly spry, wily oldster and sends it off on her own trajectory. The result is a delightful series, attractively drawn, with quite a few clever gags.
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the samples!
Here are a couple more for your amusement, Allan:
What also makes it unusual is that a beautiful young woman is the recipient of bad luck and hospitalization! In almost all cases, especially with early comics, men were always the bad luck recipients, i.e., being arrested, getting a black eye, getting beat up, losing money, etc.
Hello, Allan---Maybe our dilligent drawing detective friend Alex can finally find out just who or what Jean Mohr was. Put him on the case! And yes, I believe Aunt Amelia was crazy.-----Cole Johnson.Post a Comment