Before giving a strip its own archive, we here at Barnacle Press try to collect enough of the title to give a decent sampling. In the case of Solomon Swellhead, I'm opening this one up with only four strips as I have put in enough effort to conclude that there can't be too many more of these out there. I doubt anyone will make the case that this feature has any sort of historical significance, I simply wanted to put it up on the basis that Solomon really creeps me out...and if I have to suffer, you may as well too. The premise is the sort of thing that works really well in a cartoon: we see pride go straight to Solomon Swellhead's head, causing it to swell to comic proportions. Of course this is subverted by careless words of the object of his affection be it at the dinner table, the clothing store, or the typewriter.
The strip is clearly signed by a cartoonist of the last name Edgren, looks like the first initial is an "L." I'm passingly familiar with the art of R. W. Edgren, but this doesn't seem like the work of the same guy. Lord knows I could be wrong - if anyone has any info, please share. As well, feel free to send us more of these if you have them, otherwise enjoy this small selection.