Saturday, February 04, 2017


Herriman Saturday

January 3, 1909 -- In his first cartoon of 1909, Herriman endeavors to render assistance to Examiner readers. The story of Carmen, which is playing at the Mason Opera House, is simplified to a series of explanatory cartoons.


In case anyone else is wondering, the conductor is labeled Jacchia because he is Italian orchestral director Agide Jacchia. I was also curious as to whether or not the big hair on the cartoon conductor was modeled after the real Jacchia, but it doesn't really look like it. Hard to say, though: It does look quite a bit like the hair of Jacchia's teacher, Pietro Mascagni:

Could easily be a coincidence, though.
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