Saturday, October 28, 2017
May 20 1909 -- Herriman offers a few impressions of yesterday's ballgame between LA and Portland; afraid the reference to the Eyton family in their balloon is beyond me.
I've included a second cartoon from that page, done by Examiner staff cartoonist Dan Leno. Leno worked alongside Herriman for several years at the Examiner (sorry but I failed to track him with any regularity so I cannot offer exact dates). Leno and Herriman's styles were quite similar. When cartoons aren't signed, sometimes I had a tough time distinguishing who was responsible. Luckily, Herriman almost always managed to throw in at least his little cross in a circle monogram to make things clear.
Over on Yesterday's Papers, Dan Leno gets a necessarily short bio, including the sad news that he died young in 1913. Adcock doesn't mention his earlier work at the Examiner, which was substantial. I'm afraid, though, that's all the data I can add to the conversation.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons