Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Obscurity of the Day: Mudd Center Folks
This excellent feature didn't immediately catch on as a replacement to The Old Home Town. Many NEA clients chose to continue the original feature through its new syndicate, and just how many folksy panels does a newspaper need? Even though Mudd Center Folks came free as part of the NEA package service, it ran in few papers. A shame really.
After Mudd Center Folks, Small continued to pick up where other cartoonists left off. There was Bugs, the radio panel, and then the long-running Salesman Sam, in which Small did such a perfect impersonation of George Swanson that you can't tell one from the other without looking for the signature.
Mudd Center Folks ran from July 6 1925 to April 20 1926.
Tomorrow: an Ink-Slinger Portrait of C.D. Small