Before embarking on a career as a syndicated cartoonist, Ralph "R.B." Fuller had a long and, er, illustrious career as an artist and cartoonist for publications from Puck to the New Yorker, selling his first cartoon at the tender age of 16. He did have to refund the money he was paid, since he stole the gag from a previously published strip, but he soon began selling original work, culminating in his own feature for Judge Magazine.
Despite his personal success, the market for humor Magazines plummeted with the depression, and he turned his attentions to newspapers. In 1935, he found a terrific vehicle for his talents, creating Oaky Doaks, a strip about a sheep herder with high hopes to become a knight. It's wonderfully rendered, full of madcap humor and anachronistic play. It reminds me of Mad at times, with throwaway gags planted along the way to the actual punchline and character designs that tread just this side of exaggerated cartoonishness.
In much the same way, the adventure proceeds at a breakneck pace through travails and triumphs. I think you're going to like it.
By R.B. Fuller