Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Obscurity of the Day: Mister Al Most
This was certainly not a particularly original idea for a series, but Carr did add an element of interest when he began a continuing story about Al proposing to a girl, Dolly, thinking that she is rich, and then finding out she isn't. Al's mission, then, is to get her to break the engagement, which turns out to be a surprisingly tough task, and takes the rest of the series. Does he ever succeed? Unfortunately we don't know because the situation remains unresolved as of the last strip, which ran in the October 13 1912 Funny Side section.
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the scans! If you like Mr. Al Most, it looks like Barnacle Press has the whole run available.