Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Obscurity of the Day: Mr. Fergetit
Hopf's first series at the World was Mr. Fergetit, which ran from August 21 to September 24 1904 as a single-tier quickie in the Sunday comics section. Why this delightful cartoonist wasn't given better billing is a mystery to me. Here was a guy who really 'got' how a newspaper strip worked when plenty of other cartoonists at the big New York papers still seemed pretty clueless.
Profuse thanks to Cole Johnson for the heads-up on the existence of this strip and the scans!