Cole Johnson is such a huge fan of Fay King that he couldn't let her spotlight on Stripper's Guide be snuffed after just two days. So he sent me a big batch of her Daily Mirror
illustrated columns/strips to run. Here is some analysis of King's genius from super-fan Johnson:
Fay really didn't have much art talent, and had little respect for anatomy lessons. She has a bit of trouble conveying expressions, and differentiating one scribbledy scarecrow from another (Was that one supposed to be that one's mother?) . Her basic shtick was this old maid naggy advice --don't argue over trivia, don't be jealous, don't use slang, keep your house clean -- but she would also make time-to-time comments on the news as well, usually some obvious finger-waving at a publicly embarrassed celebrity. Included with this batch of strips are some bathetic items which appeared at the time of the Lindbergh kidnapping. And I've heard people suggest T. E. Powers was the worst cartoonist? Maybe we're just all being chivalrous.