Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Animal Land
Brad kicked off the newborn Chicago Tribune Sunday section on November 10 1901 with three different comic series, one of which was Animal Land. The series ran sporadically until January 4 1903, sometimes under the longer title of News from Animal Land.
When Brad packed it up at the Tribune and took a position at the Philadelphia North American in 1905, an early act was to revive the old series there as Animalland. However, by this time the "been there done that" talking animal strip just was too constricting for his wild comic sensibilities. The feature ran only from July 2 to August 27 1905.
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the sample strip!