Author Archives: R.C. Harvey

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Helen E. Hokinson

One of the New Yorker’s Pace-setting Big Four Continue reading

 
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Bringing Up Father and the Rest of the Comic Page

Jiggs and George McManus Continue reading

 
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The Orphan’s Epic

How Annie and Her Dog Sandy Lasted for Almost 86 Years.
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Making the World Safe for Insanity

The Absurdities of Vip Continue reading

 
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Stan Lynde, the Western, and the Spirit of Independence

Rich O’Shay, Latigo, The Price of Fame, and Pardners,
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Growing Old in Gasoline Alley: Ninety-four Years And Counting

A multi-generational strip recalled. Continue reading

 
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John T. McCutcheon, Dean of American Cartoonists: Adventurer and Inventor of the Slow Ball

When The Chicago Tribune was a serious newspaper back in the early 20th Century, it ran a cartoon on the front page, above the fold—every day. And for over 40 years, that cartoon was drawn by John McCutcheon, an unlikely suspect. Continue reading

 
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Mark Twain at the Drawing Board

H.T. Webster, A Timid Soul for the Ages Continue reading