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Happy National Cartoonists Day!

 

above: the famous B. Kliban cartoon, below: W. C. Morris from circa 1908

Both the above and many more cartoonist related cartoons at Larry Rippee and Molly Rea‘s site.

 

Here is a Cartoonists Day celebration from Richard Thompson.

 

A couple cartoonist self-portraits:

 

Unbelievably, not everyone loves cartoonists.

 

Of course, when all is said and done…

The above panel comes from a 1934 sequence of Popeye running a newspaper.

Mike Lynch presents that story of success.

 

 

I see we have a couple questions. Yes, you.
“What’s it like, being a cartoonist?”
Dan Collins, will you take that?

 

Why May 5?

Richard Felton Outcault (1863-1928) created Hogan’s Alley, which is considered the first commercially successful newspaper comic strip. It featured Mickey Dugan, better known as the Yellow Kid, and Outcault drew this character for the New York World from May 5, 1895 to October 4, 1896. He and his character moved to William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal where the Yellow Kid appeared in three series, McFadden’s Row of Flats (October 18, 1896-January 10, 1897), Around the World with the Yellow Kid (January 17, 1897-May 30, 1897), and Ryan’s Arcade (September 28, 1897-January 23, 1898).

The Yellow Kid archive.

 

Yes, there is sanctuary for those afflicted.

 

 

 

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