Monday, November 20, 2017


Obscurity of the Day: Inklings

One of the Holy Commandments for newspaper syndicates back in the mid-century era was Thou Shalt Have a Magazine-Style Gag Panel Feature. Western Newspaper Union dutifully fulfilled the requirement with Inklings by John Jarvis. Inklings was reasonably well drawn with reasonably funny gags, and ran for a reasonably long time in a reasonable number of WNU weekly newspaper clients. Inklings was brought on board by the syndicate on the week of August 21 1947, and was dropped on the week of February 23 1950, as near as I can figure.


These look very similar in style to the faux-cartoons by "Kalo" featured in Seth's classic It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken.
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