Thursday, June 18, 2015
(Not Really) Obscurity of the Day: Citizen Kane
Here's a strip that had me perplexed for a long time. I have had the above tearsheet for years, and hadn't been able to find out anything about it. I did know a few things -- the 1979 Sunday strip titled Citizen Kane is:
- by Larry Wright, the editorial cartoonist and creator of Wright Angles and Kit 'n' Carlyle
- was distributed by United Feature Syndicate
- had only seen one other tearsheet of it, photocopied many years ago for me by collector Gordon Campbell, and also dated 1979
- that there is no record of the strip in the E&P yearbooks or in the United Features in-house database
Why do I tell you all this? I just discovered that although I correctly noted this alternate title for Wright Angles in its listing in my book, I failed to remove the bogus listing for Citizen Kane. So if you have a copy of the book (and if so, bless you!) get out your magic marker and put a big X through listing #1172. Then Kyu!
.... Rosebud ....