Here's a real moldy oldie from the files of Cole Johnson, a New York World
Sunday series that somehow managed to fly under the radar of Ken Barker's index of that paper. Or perhaps not -- since Barker indexed by artist, he just might never have seen one of these signed, as these two examples aren't, and so it didn't qualify for his index. Professor Prestochange
, a magician strip which ran from July 22 to October 21 1900, is, Cole tells me, by a fellow who signed himself C. Howard. Beyond that I haven't much to say other than the strip certainly is graphically fine and shows a pretty good grasp of comic strip conventions and timing for a fellow who has only this one credit to his name.