Tuesday, September 06, 2016


Obscurity of the Day: Deacon Smart

Here's a very short-lived series from the pioneering daily comics page of the Chicago Daily News. Deacon Smart by Roy W. Taylor only ran for three 'official' episodes, though an unnamed character who looked like him was sometimes used in earlier Taylor efforts. He's your typical hayseed character with a big twist -- he outsmarts the city slickers.

The series ran for those three episodes between March 15 and April 23 1902, and Cole Johnson managed to supply scans for two of the three.


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