Friday, January 31, 2020


Wish You Were Here, from George Brill

George Brill never did any newspaper cartooning that I know of, so he's showing up on the blog sort of on probation, I guess. Reason I got this card, which was published by the Rose Company circa 1914, is just that he was involved in the "gink" slang term phenomenon. Newspaper comics really loved that term and certainly helped to popularize it in the 00s ... maybe it even originated there? I distinctly remember some sort of 'Gink' cartoon/phrase contest in one of the New York evening papers, maybe as early as 1904 or so, but unfortunately I can't find anything at hand about it in my files.


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