We start April 1918 with some definite Ross involvement, looks to me like Ross handled most everything except for Buster and Tige in this one.
|April 7 1918|
April 14 at first blush looks to be a very fine example of Outcault, including some great dialog, but I see Ross' hand on Mary Jane in story panel 7, and the dentist also comes across as a Ross-y kinda guy. Great strip, tho.
|April 14 1918|
Another good strip on the 21st is marred by indifferent art. Looks mostly like Outcault to me, but it is so slapdash I can't really tell. Did photographers really need to put their subjects on those head positioners as late as 1918? I'm thinking that went out with the horse and buggy.
|April 21 1918|
I'm guessing April 28 is all Outcault, but again the art is pretty unadorned.
|April 28 1918|
All the May strips look to me like all or mostly Outcault episodes. A real mix though, with some really fine Outcault work on many pages mixed in with barely journeyman stuff.
|May 5 1918|
|May 12 1918|
|May 19 1918|
|May 26 1918|
On June 2 it looks to me like Outcault did the first tier or so and then gradually relinquished the work to Ross. The gag of having Tige in a celluloid collar and tie goes precisely nowhere.
|June 2 1918|
On June 9 I'm guessing the lion's share of the page is by Ross, and he seems pretty rushed. Tige and Buster both go off-model several times.
|June 9 1918|
The style is all Ross on June 16, but the execution is pretty darn awful. Did neither cartoonist give a darn about these strips anymore?
|June 16 1918|
Almost as bad is the 23rd, another seemingly all-Ross page.
|June 23 1918|
And finally on the 30th it looks like Outcault stepped in to do the Tige figures maybe, but once again mostly Ross in deadline mode.
|June 30 1918|