Thursday, December 02, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home was a quasi-daily strip. I say quasi-daily because it was obviously sold in batches to subscribing newspapers. In every one of the (few) papers where I've seen it the strip runs ROP on no consistent schedule. Earliest I've seen is in November 1918, the latest in November 1920. However, the latest I've seen it running even semi-consistently is mid-1920, so that was probably shortly after the final batch went out.
Do you have a sample with a syndicate stamp or did you come by this info some other way?
I have seen this strip as late as February 1924, by then drawn by Terry Gillikson, in the WIEMAR MERCURY, a weekly from Texas. "Autocaster" usually put their name at the bottom of the title panel.
Yours, Mark Johnson