Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the original walking, talking man of snow: Frappe! The Strange Adventures of Frappe, the Snowman, and His Papa appeared as a Sunday strip at the very start of 1905, in the midst of what I'm sure was a cold and snowy season. I have but a handful to share, not sure if these are all of them or if some more digging will yield more. This strip immediately scores points with me by cutely referring to Frappe's young creator as his "papa." If you've been itching to see a snowman pick on an unwitting cop this holiday season, this is the comic strip for you. And did I mention there's a talking dog too? Talk about gilding the lily. The strip loses points with its portrayal of Native Americans; not exactly shocking for the time period, but you may want to skip this particular outing if you are sensitive to this brand of insensitivity. For the most part these are just silly fun; drag your computer over to the fireplace, kick back and warm up with the strange adventures of Frappe.
By A.D. Reed?