Thursday, August 16, 2012
Obscurity of the Day: A Flight of Fancy
Ferd Long before, and here's another one of his many strips for the New York Evening World. Ferd's comic strips were often topical, but in A Flight of Fancy, which he produced sporadically from November 8 1908 to August 31 1909, he let his imagination run wild.The strip had no continuity or recurring characters, the only thread holding the concept together was simply that the gags were all absurdly silly. I particularly like this series because it is generally pantomime, which highlights Long's mastery of cartooning.