Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Obscurity of the Day: Spoffin'
Tapley produced Spoffin', whatever the heck the title means, for the New York Amsterdam News from August 29 1942 to August 19 1944. Before 1944 it was a regular weekly feature, in 1944 it ran sporadically. The middle two panels above are good examples of the more permissive attitude the black papers had about subject matter -- white papers would never allow a cartoon that referred to women's breasts or to defecation, even somewhat veiled references as above.