Wednesday, January 04, 2023

 

Can You Identify the Mystery Cartoonist?

 


The Stripper must be getting old and addle-pated, because I feel like I should know who this is. This sports cartoon ran in the February 6 1928 edition of the Atlanta Georgian, a paper that I just clipped up for its cartooning content. As I was clipping this cartoon out, I was just assuming it would be by Feg Murray. But then I looked at the scrawl of a signature, and that sig sure isn't his. 

The style seems sort of familiar, in a generic sorta way, and this was no minor local cartoonist since he was syndicated by King Features, but my neurons refuse to fire properly. Help!

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It reminds me of Quinn Hall.
 
What do we make of this 1938 swipe, seen here? A possible lead?

https://www.newspapers.com/image/50169863/
 
Mark -- If there were no sig I could easily be convinced this is Quin Hall. But Quin had a consistent sig he used, so ... ?

Paul -- If Sords swiped it, he could have saved us a lot of trouble and added an "apologies to" line.

 
There is a signature. Just under 'th new champ' looks like a Q to me. DanB
 
Looks like Will Gould to me.

Alberto
 
Will Gould is another good guess based on him being a sports guy for Hearst at this time. But he also had a very identifiable signature (block letters enclosed in a box on box arrangement), and the sig on this cartoon is nothing like that.

 
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