Thursday, January 13, 2011
Muggs McGinniss and High Pressure Pete Sundays!?!?!
Before you start writing marginalia in all your reference books, though, it should be mentioned that the pair of strips you see here appear to be the only Sundays of these strips ever to see the light of day.
If you look closely, you'll see at the bottom of each that they are copyright 1931 and include a scrawled-in "No. 1". The most likely explanation is that back in 1931 the Central Press cartoonists Wally Bishop and George Swanson were asked to come up with Sunday versions of their respective strips and these were the results. Languishing in the files for two years, for some reason they ended up, out of the blue, printed in this 1933 Puck section. It is unknown if they were printed in all Puck sections that week, or only in New York..
EDIT: Mystery Solved -- See this post.