Kitty Khaki is a weird one in the sense that I’ve cobbled these from a number of papers…Kitty just never seemed to find a home for more than a few episodes. I checked American Newspaper Comics and Mr. Holtz appears to have had the same issue investigating this one. I’ve managed to unearth sixteen of them, though I should warn you one is in such poor shape it is barely readable. The creator is clearly named Hughes, though that’s about all I can tell you.
Perhaps you are already acquainted with this piece of history, but even so, I doubt you’ve seen it told in contemporaneous comics (art by Geo Folsom). And if you’d like to see some absolutely stunning photos of the event, make sure to check out this piece from the Atlantic, written last year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade.
As we’ve rolled out the welcome mat to many an oddity before, it surely was only a matter of time before Billy Block and Robby Rubber Boy showed up to join the party. Presented here is the entire run, a total of two strips, which you now must decide for yourself whether or not comes as welcome relief. Did Holz have more of these in him? Did he look at what he had unleashed upon a fragile comics readership and choose to walk away? We may never know…
I’m not sure what brought together the skills of legendary artists A.D. Condo and Johnny Gruelle for one super panel, but I do know I like it. According to the Oxford Dictionary online, Shanks’s Pony is “used to refer to one’s own legs and the action of walking as a means of conveyance.” It is my new goal to drop that one into casual conversation sometime soon.
I’m not sure who the creator is behind Resolutions, the signature appears to be a “W” in a circle; anyone have any ideas? There aren’t too many of them, one imagines the artist started with the best of intentions and then slipped back into old habits…
This piece appeared in papers 100 years ago. Written by Nixola Greeley-Smith, illustrated by E.R. Higgins.
Mr. True would rather you:
a) keep your unsolicited film commentary to yourself
b) keep your stinking smoking habit to yourself
c) keep your filthy germs to yourself
d) all of the above
(no fair scrolling down until you have circled your choice on the monitor)