Saturday, February 13, 2021
January 7 1910 -- Herriman illustrates a most odd report from the University orf Missouri, in which the boys claim to be growing their beards so as not to be attractive to the girls. This decision apparently made in order to promote higher levels of scholarship from the ladies, who otherwise are overcome by the mere sight of the rapturously handsome faces of the boys.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Toppers: Fold-A-Way Bucktoy
According to my ghosting credits, all these Sundays would have been ghosted by Russell Keaton.
Labels: Topper Features
I think it was a standard part of cut outs, at least in the case of most paper dolls, that an accompanying instruction to paste them on cardboard first, would be present. It would seem one would have to, lest the side flaps would be useless for making them stand.
On the other hand, the "Mechanical" creations like "Wimpy's Who's Zoo?"" would be unworkable with any backing.
Monday, February 08, 2021
From the Archives Sub-Basement: Katzenjammer Kids - Foxy Grandpa Crossover
A February 23 1902 Hearst comics section shows us what sort of shenanigans could happen when cartoonists worked alongside each other in newspaper bullpens. Such crossover strips would eventually become very rare, but in the 1890s and 1900s these treats happened more frequently.
Labels: Archives Sub-Basement
This is also one of the only times Foxy made it to the cover, mosly he was an inside half page, and eventualy, only seen in the extra comic page that might go in the back of the magazine section.
Sunday, February 07, 2021
Wish You Were Here, from Grace Drayton
I love these Grace Drayton cards from Reinthal & Newman; this particular series has wonderful gags, so unexpectedly earthy in light of those cherubic little Campbell's Kids.
This card is undated, but postally used in 1916. The card was mailed in Scotland, and I love the similarly earthy message written in a childish scrawl; "Thank you very much for the nice rock. With love from May." I'm sure the recipient, Miss Muriel Perry, was delighted that her gift of a rock was well-received.
Labels: Wish You Were Here