R.B. Fuller’s medieval farce Oaky Doaks premiered in 1935, and would enjoy a healthy 25-year run in the funnies. It’s a strip about a young shepherd with dreams of becoming a knight. So with some homemade armor, he sets off for adventure! It’s overstuffed with puns both verbal and visual, anachronistic gags, and goofy characters, and the draftsmanship is perfectly honed; even though this was Fuller’s first newspaper strip, he was already a veteran of comic magazines. We have the first month of dailies posted now, and you can be sure that more are on their way!
I just dug this out of the paper, this morning: a feature by Everett True’s creator that was new to me!
Unpopular Science is a feature from 1910 by our old friend A.D. Condo. He continues to show the streak of humanist moralism that we know from Everett True, with even more of a focus on self-improvement. It may be bad science, but it makes for a funny feature that may inspire you to get some stuff done around the house.