Friday, February 23, 2007


Obscurity of the Day: Hot-Foot Willie

We've already discussed how DeVoss Driscoll produced the St. Louis Globe-Democrat's Sunday section practically all by his lonesome; here's Hot-Foot Willie, which actually started out credited to a fellow named Hopkins, but was taken over by Driscoll in his bid for Sunday section domination. The strip was essentially a copy of a Philadelphia Inquirer strip titled Jimmie the Messenger Boy.

The feature ran from July 10 to September 18 1904, with Driscoll taking over the reins on August 21.


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