Monday, December 11, 2006


Obscurity of the Day: Foolish Fred (+ a bonus!)

Charles W. Kahles' Foolish Fred was a short-lived series that ran in one of the versions of the McClure Syndicate Sunday section. I think this series, which is perfectly serviceable, was a victim of Kahles' overwork. He was producing other Sunday strips for McClure, plus a lot of material for the New York World, and he was even producing yet more material for several of the Philadelphia papers around this time. Something had to give, and Foolish Fred, being a new addition to the Kahles oeuvre, was a logical candidate for being tossed. The series ran 9/25 - 12/11/1904.

Here's a bonus item, a Kahles Clarence The Cop from 1902:

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