Tuesday, December 02, 2014


A Trove of Specialty Drawings, Part 2 of 4

Please see yesterday's post for the story behind this large collection of cartoonist specialty drawings. On day two, we'll dip into the humor cartoonists:

Walter Berndt, creator of Smitty and his little brother Herby

Bill Dyer (one of the few actual alumni to appear in the booklet) and Patsy from The Adventures of Patsy

Bill Holman and his creation, Smokey Stover

Bud Fisher and his creation, Mutt and Jeff (art presumably ghosted by Al Smith)

Ernie Bushmiller and his creation, Nancy

Carl Anderson's Henry; Carl was dead before the booklet saw print

Chic Young's Blondie

Clifford McBride's Napoleon, with a one-size-fits-all gag

McEvoy and Striebel's Dixie Dugan offers some unfortunate stereotypical mushmouth vernacular

Lank Leonard's creation, Mickey Finn

Cliff Sterrett's Polly and her Pals

Martin Branner's Denny Dimwit from Winnie Winkle

Great stuff!
Re: Dixie Dugan strip.... the black man looks 'human' at least. Times changing....
I agree. At least he's looks human. 'Looks like they were trying to have it both ways here. During the '40s, the NAACP started to make noise about the depiction of African-Americans and Africans in the media.
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