Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Obscurity of the Day: Hungry Tommy
Back to Hans Horina today. We just introduced him on the blog the other day in connection with Absent Minded Aunt, and I figured since Hungry Tommy often co-starred in the same strips with the muddy-minded matron we should give them both some blog-time. So here are some examples of Hungry Tommy by Hans Horina, which ran in the Chicago Tribune from May 6 1906 to September 15 1907, same running dates as Absent Minded Aunt.
Thanks once again to Cole Johnson for the scans!
If you like Horina's stuff go take a look at the portfolio of his Tribune work on display at Barnacle Press.
Thanks for commenting! I suspected that Hans was an exception to the rest of the Euro crew at the Tribune. Can you tell us what sort of work he was well-known for in Austria? Did he work for humor mags there or something? And after postcards did Hans leave art entirely -- what did he do for work after that? Do you have any photos of him you could share?