(1967)

Tower Press, 1967 Series
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Price
[None]
Pages
76
On-sale Date
1967
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tower Press, Inc.
Editing
Edward Kutlowski (editor, compiler)

Issue Notes

Collection of vintage Sunday newspaper strips printed in black and white.

Copyright 1967 by Edward Kutlowski, Lynn, Massachusetts.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset; various

Indexer Notes

A collage of various Sunday comic strips, printed in black and white with a blue background.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Introduction; Contents; Indicia] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edward Kutlowski (credited as Edward J. Kutlowski)
Pencils
A. E. Hayward (illustration)
Inks
A. E. Hayward (illustration)
Letters
A. E. Hayward (illustration); typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction, contents, and indicia are on this page.

Hayward's Great Caesar's Ghost title header tops this page.

What Is Home Without an Obliging Father? (Table of Contents: 3)

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Letters
Cliff Sterrett (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whaddye' mean, it's me duty t'wear this ding busted outfit?
Feature Logo
Polly
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Polly Perkins; Paw Perkins [Sam'l Perkins]; Maw Perkins [Suzie Perkins]
Synopsis
Paw is happy to toss coal in the basement furnace than to continually be bothered by the party the family is having and the tuxedo he is forced to wear.
Reprints
  • from Polly Sunday (The Star Company) 1914-01-14

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

And Now Ma Feels the Same as Pa Does About it. Only More So. (Table of Contents: 4)

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Letters
Cliff Sterrett (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lemme at him! Shhhh! P___st!
Feature Logo
Polly
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Polly Perkins; Paw Perkins [Sam'l Perkins]; Maw Perkins [Suzie Perkins]; Horace; Kitty (a cat)
Synopsis
Maw supports Polly meeting Horace over Paw's objections, as he wants to strangle the man. Then Maw overhears Horace talking to Polly and Polly tells him that she cannot accept proposals until he talks to Maw. Horace says he has seen Maw and would rather look at Polly. Maw walks into the room where Paw is and asks him to get the ax out of the cellar for her.
Reprints
  • from Polly Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.) 1923-11-18

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[Unhappy with the Hat Rescue] (Table of Contents: 5)

And So They Were Never Married / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (credited, signed)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (credited, signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (credited, signed)

Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
unnamed man; unnamed woman
Synopsis
The woman gets upset when the man damages her hat after rescuing it when it blew away in the wind.
Reprints
  • from And So They Were Never Married Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1928-03-28
Keywords
pantomime; wordless comic

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Polly and Her Pals.

[Paw Changes Clothes and Changes the Weather] (Table of Contents: 6)

Polly and Her Pals / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Cliff Sterrett (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Cliff Sterrett (signed)
Inks
Cliff Sterrett (signed)

Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Paw Perkins; Kitty
Synopsis
Paw tries his best to dress for the day, but whatever he changes into seems to change the weather outside. Finally, he gives up and puts back on his nightclothes only for the dawn to break again.
Reprints
  • from Polly and Her Pals Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1928-03-28
Keywords
pantomime; wordless comic

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

The Boys Place a Wise-Looking Owl at the Foot of His Bed, But Grandpa is Pretty Wise Himself (Table of Contents: 7)

Foxy Grandpa / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carl E. Schultze (signed as Bunny); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Carl E. Schultze (signed as Bunny)
Inks
Carl E. Schultze (signed as Bunny)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1. BOYS: 'We will put this old stuffed owl on the bed...'
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Foxy Grandpa; Chub; Bunt
Synopsis
Grandsons Chub and Bunt try to scare a sleeping grandpa with a stuffed owl. Grandpa turns the tables on his grandsons.
Reprints
  • from Foxy Grandpa Sunday (American-Journal-Examiner) 1905-04-09

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lulu and Leander / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
F. M. Howarth (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
F. M. Howarth (signed)
Inks
F. M. Howarth (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1. LEANDER: 'Say , old man, that is no way to tie an Ascot'...
Feature Logo
The Love of Lulu and Leander
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Lulu Peachtree; Leander Lavender; Charley Onthespot
Synopsis
Leander becomes irate when Charlie convinces Lulu to wrap her arms around him to help him tie his tie.
Reprints
  • from The Love of Lulu and Leander Sunday (American-Journal-Examiner) 1905-04-09

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

It Was a Grand Meeting of the Board of Directors. (Too Bad to Adjourn It) (Table of Contents: 9)

The Whole Blooming Family / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Inks
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Letters
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buy a nice home in the country
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
a father; a mother; business partners; son; daughter; Oswald; grandpa; grandma; painter
Synopsis
Bothered by a worker at the home of a business associate, the father suggests his house for the meeting since it is quiet. Soon after starting, more and more family members bother the men, soon a painter is painting the floor, a piano is being played, and chaos results. They retreat to the basement but they cannot see anything and suggest just go back to the office. The father points out if they go out then, he would have to take the children with him.
Reprints
  • from The Whole Blooming Family Sunday (Star Company) 1916-05-21

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

He Celebrates the Fourth of July (Table of Contents: 10)

Jimmy [1900s-10s] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton)
Inks
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton)
Letters
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tee hee!
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Jimmy; Willie (Jimmy's brother); Jimmy's father
Synopsis
Jimmy and Willie are blowing up firecrackers on each other when the father tells them to take it outside. Jimmy continues to blow up Willie and is confronted by his father to stop bothering Willie, just in time for firecrackers under a bucket to go off into his face. Jimmy receives a spanking from his father to the delight of Willie.
Reprints
  • from Jimmy Sunday (American-Journal-Examiner) 1905-07-02

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Jimmy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton)
Inks
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton)
Letters
James Swinnerton (signed as Swinnerton)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If it isn't Nina!
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Nina; Jimmy; Grandpa; unnamed family members; delivery man; clothing salesperson
Synopsis
Nina surprises the family with a visit and sends Jimmy with the delivery man to retrieve her trunk. The delivery man is smitten with Nina and asks Jimmy to help a countryman like him to pick clothes to impress a city girl like Nina. Hours later they return with the trunks and the choice in clothes is so outrageous it makes Nina laugh. The delivery man later burns the clothes.
Reprints
  • from Little Jimmy Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1924-08-24

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mister Jack [1920s-30s] / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes)
Pencils
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes)
Inks
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes)
Letters
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're trying to serve a court summons on me
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mr. Jack; unnamed man; unnamed women
Synopsis
Mr. Jack is trying to avoid getting a court summons. Pretending to be someone else seems to fool a man, but his flirting with a woman ends up getting a summons.
Reprints
  • from Mister Jack Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-15 [See notes.]

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Little Jimmy. Strip title is listed as "Mr. Jack", but that first panel with the title was redone by Kutlowski who changed it from Mister Jack. Kutlowski also misidentifies Swinnerton as Jonas Swinnerton.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Jimmy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes)
Inks
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes)
Letters
James Swinnerton (credited as Jonas Swinnerton) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's where the old cliff dwellers used to live
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Jimmy; Pinkey; Beans; Li'l Ol' Bear; unnamed Native American boy; unnamed magic man; an eagle; a bear
Synopsis
The children are walking through an area of cliff-dwelling homes when they pause to rest. Jimmy decodes to check out an old hut. There he meets a magic man who conjures up an eagle then a bear. The bear comes alive and begins to chase Jimmy. In the end, Pinkey wakes up Jimmy and tells him he was dreaming.
Reprints
  • from Little Jimmy Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misidentifies Swinnerton as Jonas Swinnerton.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Great Caesar's Ghost! and Great Caesar's Goat! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. E. Hayward (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
A. E. Hayward (signed)
Inks
A. E. Hayward (signed)
Letters
A. E. Hayward (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Court's open! Officer, bring in the first witness!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
a Roman judge; a guard; a female witness; Great Caesar's Goat
Synopsis
A witness is called to testify and her failure to get to the point of the story with rambling causes it to last well into the evening putting everyone asleep.
Reprints
  • from Great Caesar's Ghost! and Great Caesar's Goat! Sunday (The New York Herald Company) 1914-02-01

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Mister Tweedeedle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Johnny Gruelle (credited) (signed as John Gruelle); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Johnny Gruelle (credited) (signed as John Gruelle)
Inks
Johnny Gruelle (credited) (signed as John Gruelle)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After leaving the rubber men, Mr. Twee Deedle, Dickie and the Moon Man came upon a queer being...
Feature Logo
Mr. Twee Deedle
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mr. Twee Deedle; Dickie; The Moon Man; Woc; Tube Boys; unnamed angry man
Synopsis
Mr. Twee Deedle, Dickie, and The Moon Man helped Woc off the stone he has been sitting for twenty-six years in an effort to try not to trigger the Tube Boys into painting him. Woc's removal triggers an attack by the Tube Boys, but together the four of them squeezed the paint out of them, incapacitating them. Covered in drying paint, the four continue on to a small lake with a sign "No Bathing Here" to wash up. An angry man soon arrives, yelling and shaking his fists at the four. They quickly run away from the angry man.
Reprints
  • from Mr. Twee Deedle Sunday (The New York Herald Company) 1914-02-01

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Peter Rabbit [comic strip] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harrison Cady (credited, signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Harrison Cady (credited, signed)
Inks
Harrison Cady (credited, signed)
Letters
Harrison Cady (credited, signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He says - 'swimming is the grand sport' - but one little trip to the ol' swimming hole makes him change change his mind.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Peter Rabbit; Sammy Possum; Popsy; Mumsy; unnamed porcupine kid
Synopsis
Peter encourages his children Popsy and Mumsy to go swimming with the other animal kids. He decides later to join them. He jumps into the pond without looking and lands on the porcupine kid holding his breath under water. His children chastise him for jumping in without looking.
Reprints
  • from Peter Rabbit Sunday (NY Tribune, Inc) 1925-07-26

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

She Has a Wonderful Adventure in Dreamland (Table of Contents: 17)

Dimples / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Grace Drayton (credited as Grace G. Drayton) (signed as G G. Drayton); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Grace Drayton (credited as Grace G. Drayton) (signed as G G. Drayton)
Inks
Grace Drayton (credited as Grace G. Drayton) (signed as G G. Drayton)
Letters
Grace Drayton (credited as Grace G. Drayton) (signed as G G. Drayton)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a nawful nice dream, Bunnie - anyway!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dolly Dimples; Bunnie; The Fox; Mother (Fox's wife)
Synopsis
Dolly dreams of escaping being eaten by the Fox family with Bunnie, or was it a dream?
Reprints
  • from Dimples Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1917-05-20

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Copyright 1917 by Grace C. Drayton. Great Britain Right Reserved.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Laura [comic strip] / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer (credited as Pat Sullivan) (see notes)
Pencils
Otto Messmer (credited as Pat Sullivan) (see notes)
Inks
Otto Messmer (credited as Pat Sullivan) (see notes)
Letters
Otto Messmer (credited as Pat Sullivan) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eek! Awrrk, hello! Pretty, Polly...
Genre
humor
Characters
Laura (a parrot); unnamed parrots; unnamed man; unnamed women; Linda (maid)
Synopsis
The man cannot get sleep with all the parrots in his room. He places them on the outside wash lines. The following morning, the woman directs the maid Linda to bring in the wash. The parrots in the clothing start to move startling Linda making her think they are haunted and she quits the job.
Reprints
  • Laura Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1931-11-15
Keywords
blackface; racial stereotype

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Felix.

Sullivan's credit did appear in the original strip's header panel, but the black and white reprinting is so dark, it does not show in the reprinted strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Felix the Cat / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Otto Messmer (signed as Pat Sullivan); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Otto Messmer (signed as Pat Sullivan)
Inks
Otto Messmer (signed as Pat Sullivan)
Letters
Otto Messmer (signed as Pat Sullivan)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If we want to make our escape to America...
Feature Logo
Felix
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Felix; escaped zoo animals [a stork; a seal; a bear; a lion; an elephant]; two zookeepers
Synopsis
Felix sends the stork and the seal to keep an eye out for the zookeepers trying to take them back to the zoo. The scouts stumble upon them and bumble into being captured. Feliz and the other animals laugh in the idea the zookeepers thought they could take them back to the zoo.
Reprints
  • Felix Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Cicero Sapp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Locher (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Fred Locher (signed)
Inks
Fred Locher (signed)
Letters
Fred Locher (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me have about a two-pound t-bone steak...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cicero Sapp; Otto (a butcher); a doggie; unnamed man
Synopsis
While buying a t-bone steak, Cicero sees a hungry dog and buys some weiners for it. This causes the dog to follow him home. In an effort to get away from the dog, Cicero knocks over a man on the street who is now angry and chasing Cicero.
Reprints
  • from Cicero Sapp Sunday (New York World, Press Publishing Co) 1923-02-04

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Mr. and Mrs. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs)
Inks
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs)
Letters
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must let Wallie talk to you about Gussie
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Joe Green [Mr.]; Vi Green [Mrs.]; Willie
Synopsis
Vi convinces Joe to let Willie talk to him about what they believe in asking them for Gussie's hand in marriage. Joe gets all worked up getting himself ready to tell Willie no. When Willie arrives, he asks Joe if he could use him as a reference for a new work position. Joe says yes and then laughs in knowing how sore Vi and Gussie will be when they find out what Willie was really there for.
Reprints
  • from Mr. and Mrs. Sunday (N. Y. Tribune Inc.) 1922-08-27

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Mr. and Mrs. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs)
Inks
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs)
Letters
Clare Briggs (signed as Briggs) (credited as Briggs)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yessom Massa.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Joe Green [Mr.]; Vi Green [Mrs.]; Hyacinth (servant); an unnamed French maid
Synopsis
Joe gets excited Vi is getting a new French maid because he thinks she will be young a good-looking. Joe is mad to discover she is an older matronly maid. Vi then gets angry because she knows the reason he is upset. The argument continues for the night.
Reprints
  • from Mr. and Mrs. Sunday (N. Y. Tribune Inc.) 1925-11-15
Keywords
blackface; racial stereotype

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Rosie and Archibald Merely Have a Delightful Conversation (Table of Contents: 23)

Rosie's Beau / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Inks
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Letters
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rosie - You're the only girl in all this world for me...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Rosie; Archibald; Rosie's father; beat policeman; a burglar; the milkman; unnamed housemaid
Synopsis
Rosie and Archibald sit on the porch flirting with each other not noticing the time passing or what is going on around them. This continues all night until the following morning when the housemaid asks Rosie if her gentleman friend was staying for breakfast of which they are surprised to learn what time it is.
Reprints
  • from Rosie's Beau Sunday (Star Company) 1917-01-14

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Pa Finds Curing a Cold an Undertaking of Many Perplexities (Table of Contents: 24)

That Son-In-Law of Pa's! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
C. H. Wellington (credited) (signed as Wellington); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
C. H. Wellington (credited) (signed as Wellington)
Inks
C. H. Wellington (credited) (signed as Wellington)
Letters
C. H. Wellington (credited) (signed as Wellington)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is Pa, Cedric?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Pa; Mothaw; Cedric (son-in-law)
Synopsis
Pa is trying to relax but keeps having his time ruined by Cecric's well-meaning help which makes things worse. To get away from him, Pa heads to the roof only to find himself locked out and stuck in the rain, wondering how long it will take for Cedric to figure out he is stuck up there. In the meantime, Cedric decided to not help him any longer since it seems to make Pa angrier.
Reprints
  • from That Son-In-Law of Pa's! Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.) 1919-05-04

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Oh Yes! Wifey Knew All About Sliding (Table of Contents: 25)

Mister George and Wifey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kuerr); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kuerr)
Inks
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kuerr)
Letters
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kuerr)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh George look at those dear little boys sliding!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
George; Wifey; kids playing; Mr. Fatwad; Mrs. Fatwad
Synopsis
George warns Wifey that she shouldn't go sliding like the kids because someone will see her. She does it anyway and slips on the ice and falls down are. It happens just in time for their neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Fatwad to see the mishap.
Reprints
  • from Mister George and Wifey Sunday (Philadelphia Inquirer) 1919-03-21

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Knerr as Kuerr in the paragraph.

All the Hits Were Not Made at the Ball Game (Table of Contents: 26)

Terry and Tacks / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Farren (credited, signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Joe Farren (credited, signed)
Inks
Joe Farren (credited, signed)
Letters
Joe Farren (credited, signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up Tacks! You're dreaming...
Genre
humor; animal; children
Characters
Terry; Tacks (a parrot); Terry's father; Bill Gaul; Bill's stenographer; Mrs. Gaul
Synopsis
Terry's father was taking Bill & Terry to a baseball game. Bill is waiting on his stenographer. The father gives Terry a quarter to watch the office instead. Terry decides to use it to go to the game anyway & asks Tacks to watch the office. Tacks decides to get back at Bill. When the stenographer arrives Tacks flirts with her. Bill returns to get his coat while Mrs. Gaul is outside overhearing Tack and the stenographer and is mad. Bill runs into her and now has to stop his wife from attacking his stenographer. Tacks tells her to run. Tacks arrives at the game and tells Terry what happened.
Reprints
  • from Terry and Tacks Sunday (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) 1917-05-20

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Little Annie Rooney / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Darrell McClure (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Darrell McClure (signed)
Inks
Darrell McClure (signed)
Letters
Darrell McClure (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gloryosky -- I found a half-dollar!
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Annie Rooney; Zero (a dog); several hungry neighborhood kids
Synopsis
Annie finds a half-dollar piece in the street. After no one comes back to claim it, Annie feels it is now hers. The kids around her lament they couldn't find any more money. Annie gets the idea to buy and feed them day-old buns from the bakery. The find inspires Annie to continue looking for more found coins.
Reprints
  • from Little Annie Rooney Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Sure, Happy Hooligan Celebrated the Glorious Fourth! So Did Montmorency and Gloomy Gus (Table of Contents: 28)

Happy Hooligan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes)
Inks
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes)
Letters
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We'll celebrate the Fourth in great Style...
Genre
humor
Characters
Happy Hooligan; Montmorency; Gloomy Gus; policeman Tom; policeman Bill; unnamed firemen; unnamed neighbors
Synopsis
While in London, England, Happy and Montmorency buy fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July. Happy accidentally sticks his fireworks into Gus' cigar causing them to go off in their hands creating fire and injuring a police officer and some locals who all call for their arrest. They are taken away in police cans to jail.
Reprints
  • from Happy Hooligan Sunday (American Journal-Examiner) 1905-07-02

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Opper's name as Offer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

And Her Name Was Maud / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes)
Inks
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes)
Letters
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll give ye five dollars if you'll git that horse to kick my mule Maud like that...
Feature Logo
And Her Name Was Maud!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Maud (a mule); Si Slocum; Si's trainer; Si's horse
Synopsis
Si convinces his training to have the horse kick his mule, Maud. When Maud kicks back and sends the trainer into the side of the barn injuring them. Si places his trainer into a wheelbarrow and asks him what hospital he's like to go to.
Reprints
  • from And Her Name Was Maud! Sunday (American Journal-Examiner) 1905-04-09
Keywords
blackface; racial stereotype

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Opper's name as Opfer.

[Spring's Awakening] (Table of Contents: 30)

Vignettes of Life / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. Norman Lynd (signed) (credited as J. Normand Lynd); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
J. Norman Lynd (signed) (credited as J. Normand Lynd)
Inks
J. Norman Lynd (signed) (credited as J. Normand Lynd)
Letters
J. Norman Lynd (signed) (credited as J. Normand Lynd)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What! And get your death o' cold!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Easter Bunny; Pan (Greek god)
Synopsis
Eight vignettes sequences of humorous springtime moments.
Reprints
  • from Vignettes of Life Sunday (Ledger Syndicate) 1937-03-28 [See notes.]

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells J. Norman Lynd's name as J. Normand Lynd.

Vignettes of Life were cartoon illustrations done in a more 19th Century cartoon style celebrating moments in life. This one has eight individual sequences.

The original title for the feature was not reprinted, "Spring's Awakening".

Johnny Skinclothes and His Dinosaurus Stir up Some More Trouble (Table of Contents: 31)

Our Antediluvian Ancestors / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes)
Inks
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes)
Letters
Frederick Burr Opper (signed as F. Opper) (credited as F. Opfer) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on Rover
Genre
humor; domestic; historical
Characters
Rover (a spotted dinosaur); Mrs. Skinclothes; Johnny Skinclothes (son); Bedelia Skinclothes (daughter); Clarence (Bedelia's beau); Mr. Skinclothes
Synopsis
Johnny places a box of food for Rover under the bench Clarence is sitting on while waiting for Bedelia. Johnny then clubs Rover in the neck that upends Clarence, injuring him to the point that Bedelia thinks he is dead. The bench falls upon Johnny's head. Mr. Skinclothes angry at what happens spanks Johnny for his actions. Bedelia cares for a hurt Clarence.
Reprints
  • from Our Antediluvian Ancestors Sunday (W. R. Hearst) 1904-02-21

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Opper's name as Opfer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Bringing Up Father / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Inks
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Letters
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
James - will you pass the salt?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Jiggs; Maggie; James (the butler); Jigg's unnamed poker friends; Slippery Dugan; Duke of Dubbsbury (fake); The Cuties (two women); Casey; Duke of Dubbsbury (real)
Synopsis
With the Duke of Dubbsbury coming to dinner that evening, Jiggs goes to join his friends for poker. Slippery Duke arrives, fresh from jail, and tells everyone someone claiming to be the Duke is outside. Jiggs pulls the Duke aside and convinces him to join him to go to his friends for a beef-stake party at Casey's. The Duke asks Jiggs to loan him $500. Jiggs heads home and meets the real Duke, who just got out of the police station due to the actions of his impersonator. Jiggs promises to take care of Slippery Dugan and the fake Duke.
Reprints
  • from Bringing Up Father Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1925-09-27

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Rosie's Beau / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
George McManus (credited as Geo. McManus)
Pencils
George McManus (credited as Geo. McManus)
Inks
George McManus (credited as Geo. McManus)
Letters
George McManus (credited as Geo. McManus)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What in the world am I going to do with this cake Rosie cooked for me?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Rosie's father; Rosie's mother; a burglar; two police officers; judge
Synopsis
Rosie's father is not sure what to do with a very heavy cake Rosie made. Rosie's mother tells her husband a burglar is trying to break in. The father goes to the window and drops the cake on the burglar. Next, we see the wounded burglar explain to the judge that he got hit with a cake that must have an anvil in it. One of the officers tells the judge that it knocked him unconscious.
Reprints
  • from Rosie's Beau Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Bringing Up Father.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Bringing Up Father / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Inks
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)
Letters
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mother! I think it's a shame for you to want Daddy to give up smoking when you know he enjoys it -
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Nora; Maggie; James (butler); Baron De Flated; Jiggs; Lord Algy; unnamed members of The Elite Club
Synopsis
Tired of seeing cigar butts everywhere, Maggie replaces Jiggs cigars with exploding ones to get him to stop smoking. Baron De Flated arrives but Jiggs tells James that he is not home. The Baron leaves but decides to take all the cigars with him. He arrives at The Elite Club and passes out the cigars to all its members and smoking them blows up the club. Maggie notices the cigars are all gone and James tells him Jiggs hasn't left his room. Afterward, Jiggs reads aloud a newspaper story to Maggie of how the Baron nearly blew up The Elite club with loaded cigars. Maggie is shocked.
Reprints
  • from Bringing Up Father Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Sappo / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar)
Pencils
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar)
Inks
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar)
Letters
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going to become a member of the 'Hardboiled Husbands Club'
Genre
humor
Characters
John Sappo; Bill; unnamed members of the Hardboiled Husbands Club
Synopsis
Sappo wants to join the Hardboiled Husbands Club but he cannot just sign up for it. He has to call his wife Myrtle in front of them and tell her to go "Soak Your Head". Sappo calls her and whispers directions he claims will beautify her hair makes sure the soak you head part is heard nice and loud for the men to overhear.
Reprints
  • from Sappo Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1927-10-27

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Thimble Theatre.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Thimble Theatre / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar)
Inks
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar)
Letters
E. C. Segar (signed as Segar)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My circus busted up so I'll have to sell Pete, the Peruvian Pelican...
Genre
humor; adventure
Characters
Castor Oyl; Pete the Peruvian Pelican; Pete's owner; Nana Oyl; Nana's father; Mr. Lotts
Synopsis
Castor buys Pete who has a pouch sewn into the crick in its neck. Using Pete to help him fish, the pouch is opened over a basket and each fish Pete picks out from the water and falls into the basket. Mr. Lotts wonders why he isn't catching anything and shocked to see what Castor is doing. Once the basket is full, Castor leaves and shares a fish with Pete, throat now closed up.
Reprints
  • from Thimble Theatre Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1927-10-27

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

And Her Name Was Maud / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Frederick Burr Opper (credited as F. Opper)
Pencils
Frederick Burr Opper (credited as F. Opper)
Inks
Frederick Burr Opper (credited as F. Opper)
Letters
Frederick Burr Opper (credited as F. Opper)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dream, z z z, dream, z z z, dream, z z z...
Feature Logo
And Her Name Was Maud!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Maud (a mule); Si Slocum; Si's wife
Synopsis
Si dreams that Maud could do things like play a piano, jump over the moon, walk a tightrope, drive a car, smoke a cigar, hit a bullseye target shooting, swim, and can parachute. Waken from his sleep from snoring by his wife, Si tells his wife about how she could do all these things in his dream. Angerly, the Mrs. grabs him by his ear and asks, "Who do you mean by she?"
Reprints
  • from And Her Name Was Maud! Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Happy Hooligan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Happy Hooligan / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Frederick Burr Opper (signed) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Frederick Burr Opper (signed) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes)
Inks
Frederick Burr Opper (signed) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes)
Letters
Frederick Burr Opper (signed) (credited as F. Offer) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys we will go out in the fields and get some fresh air!
Genre
humor
Characters
Happy Hooligan; Montmorency; Gloomy Gus; Dubb Hooligan; two bears
Synopsis
The boys decide to go outside for a luncheon. Montmorency and Gus opt for less and cheaper but richer food, limiting the amount of food to bring. While heading out for the luncheon they are confronted by two bears who chase them up tree stumps. Happy tosses the food to the bears. Still hungry they scratch at Montmorency and Gus tearing up their trousers until they leave. Dubb notes that if they had more food they might not have to spend money now on new pants.
Reprints
  • from Happy Hooligan Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Opper's name as Offer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Mama's Angel Child / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
M. T. Ross (credited as Perry Ross); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
M. T. Ross (credited as Perry Ross)
Inks
M. T. Ross (credited as Perry Ross)
Letters
M. T. Ross (credited as Perry Ross)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Folks, mine Muvver is havin' her ol' club downstairs...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Esther Starring; Esther's mother; unnamed dog; unnamed parrot; unnamed cat; unnamed female club members
Synopsis
Esther doesn't like her mom's club visiting so she dresses up the pets in weird clothes and sends them loose upon the club members. They run away thinking the house is haunted. Esther's mother promises to give Esther a spanking she will tell her grandchildren about.
Reprints
  • from Mama's Angel Child Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1915-04-04

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Penny Ross as Perry Ross.

Billy the Boy Artist and The New Sport Coat (Table of Contents: 40)

Billy the Boy Artist / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Payne (credited); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Ed Payne (credited)
Inks
Ed Payne (credited)
Letters
Ed Payne (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got this white sport coat but I do wish it had stripes like the latest ones!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Billy; Miss Maud [Maudie]; unnamed girl; Cecil Spoon; Clarence Chumpley
Synopsis
Billy helps Maudie's outfit by painting stripes on it before she meets up with Cecil Spoon. The paint rubs onto Cecil's outfit in time for Clarence to arrive, giving him evidence Cecil has been "too close" to Miss Maud. Clarence then punches Cecil as a result.
Reprints
  • from Billy the Boy Artist Sunday (Boston Globe) 1916-08-27

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Good Deed Dotty / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils
John Striebel
Inks
John Striebel
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch me win all th' eggs in this egg-bumpin' contest...
Feature Logo
"Good Deed" Dotty
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dotty; unnamed boy; unnamed children
Synopsis
A boy disguises a glass egg to help win an Egg Bumpin' Contest. Dotty looks outside at some egg-shaped rocks and uses one to teach the boy a lesson and win the contest.
Reprints
  • from "Good Deed" Dotty Sunday (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-03-28

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Dixie Dugan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy (credited); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
John Striebel (credited as J. H. Striebel)
Inks
John Striebel (credited as J. H. Striebel)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There! - Now get Imogene an' watch her eyes pop...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan; Ma Dugan; Imogene
Synopsis
Dixie and Ma decide to surprise Imogene with a bunny with colored easter eggs for Easter. Left with the bunny, Imogene decides to take the chicken eggs from the neighboring chicken coop to have more Easter eggs. Soon she comes into the house crying and as Dixie and Ma return to the bunny's cage, they see a number of baby chicks had hatched and Imogene crying that something happened to her Easter Eggs.
Reprints
  • from Dixie Dugan Sunday (McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-03-28

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Just Kids [1920s-50s] / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
A. D. Carter (signed); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
A. D. Carter (signed)
Inks
A. D. Carter (signed)
Letters
A. D. Carter (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Mom - I'm writin' a book!
Feature Logo
Just-Kids
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Mush Stebbins; Mrs. Stebbins; Mr. Branner (a police officer); Fatso Dolan; Pat Chan; an unnamed grandfather; an unnamed grandson; unnamed street cleaner; unnamed lecturing sister; unnamed sister's brother; unnamed singing boys
Synopsis
Mush has written a story of Dauntless Dave, who loves nature, and kills everyone who bothers him. Mush tells the story chapter by chapter to his friends Fatso and Pat, meanwhile, all sorts of occurrences going on around them. Dave accidentally shoots and kills himself while in a garden. Mush tells his friends he is stuck because there is no one left to write about in the final chapter.
Reprints
  • from Just-Kids Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1937-03-28

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Nicodemus O'Malley / comic story / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
A. D. Carter (credited as Ad Carter)
Pencils
A. D. Carter (credited as Ad Carter)
Inks
A. D. Carter (credited as Ad Carter)
Letters
A. D. Carter (credited as Ad Carter)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pull up here - Palsy-Walsy - this is where Santy Claus lives!
Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Nicodemus O'Malley; Palsy-Walsy (a whale); Santa Claus
Synopsis
Nicodemus rides Palsy-Walsy to where Santa Claus lives to give him a present. Santa congratulates Nicodemus for his unselfishness. Nicodemus begins to leave but then reminds Santa of his address.
Reprints
  • from Nicodemus O'Malley Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1937-03-28

Indexer Notes

Topper (in this case, footer) strip to Just-Kids.

Kutlowski redid the title panel but misspelled Nicodemus as Mcodemus.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

Dream Land / cartoon / 0.11 page (report information)

Script
A. D. Carter (signed)
Pencils
A. D. Carter (signed)
Inks
A. D. Carter (signed)
Letters
A. D. Carter (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pray - use my humble cloak - my gracious queen.
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mush Stebbins; Queen Elizabeth I; Sir Walter Raleigh
Synopsis
Mush dreams, after reading a book on Sir Walter Raleigh, that he is Raleigh laying down his cloak to allow Queen Elizabeth to cross a puddle.
Reprints
  • from Dream Land Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1937-03-28

Indexer Notes

Topper (in this case, footer) panel to Just-Kids.

Pretends He's Breaking Jail (Table of Contents: 46)

Bobby Make-Believe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank King (signed as King); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Frank King (signed as King)
Inks
Frank King (signed as King)
Letters
Frank King (signed as King)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Bobby, ain't it fierce to be in school when it's so nice outside?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bobby Make-Believe [Robert Make-Believe]; Spud; unnamed car driver; unnamed female neighbor; Mrs. Make-Believe
Synopsis
Bobby and Spud decided it is too nice outside to be in school and pretend they are escaping jail. They steal someone's car, then some skinny dipper's clothing, then finally some donuts through a neighbors window. But they are caught and the neighbor returns them both to Mrs. Make-Believe who is surprised her son is not in school. He claims they got out early.
Reprints
  • from Bobby Make-Believe Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1915-04-04 [Title header reprinted without any of the characters and extra dialogue.]
Keywords
blackface; racial stereotype

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Gasoline Alley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank King (signed as King); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Frank King (signed as King)
Inks
Frank King (signed as King)
Letters
Frank King (signed as King)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry up and cook it, Skeezix, I'm hungry
Genre
humor; domestic; drama
Characters
Walt Wallet; Skeezix Wallet; two unnamed fishermen; a photographer; a taxidermist
Synopsis
Walt and Skeezix go fishing and soon Skeezix has a fish on his line. Skeezix struggles to bring it in and it turns out to be a very small fish when he does. Happy about his son's first fish, Walt shows it off to other fishermen who do not care about it, has a picture of it taken of it with Skeezik, and takes it to be stuffed at a taxidermist.
Reprints
  • from Gasoline Alley Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1922-08-27

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Winnie Winkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Branner (signed as Branner) (credited as Branner); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Martin Branner (signed as Branner) (credited as Branner)
Inks
Martin Branner (signed as Branner) (credited as Branner)
Letters
Martin Branner (signed as Branner) (credited as Branner)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Booooo; We've hiked far enough!
Feature Logo
Winnie Winkle The Breadwinner
Genre
humor; drama
Characters
Winnie Winkle; three of Winnie's friends; Muttsy (a dog); Zeb; Perry Winkle; Mr. Kluck
Synopsis
Winnie & her friends go skinny dipping, but Muttsy swipes one of Winnie's slippers. The women think a man saw them & took the slipper. Muttsy brings it to Zeb and Perry, who recognize it as her sister's slipper. The women return home & discuss what they would do to the man who took the slipper. Perry overhears them & doesn't want to be beaten up so he hands it to Mr. Kluck who recently arrived to see Winnie. When Kluck returns the slipper, the women beat him. Kluck says Perry gave it to him & the women chase him. Cornered Perry says Muttsy found the slipper which makes the women happy to hear.
Reprints
  • from Winnie Winkle, The Breadwinner Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1922-08-27

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

Bub - He's Always to Blame / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Everett E. Lowry (signed as Lowry) (credited as Glory) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Everett E. Lowry (signed as Lowry) (credited as Glory) (see notes)
Inks
Everett E. Lowry (signed as Lowry) (credited as Glory) (see notes)
Letters
Everett E. Lowry (signed as Lowry) (credited as Glory) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, No! Bub! Get your old basket an' come an' gather dandelions
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bub; Billie; a cow; an unnamed dog
Synopsis
Bub and Billie go to gather up dandelions. While in a field, they see a butterfly and Billie decides to try to capture it for good luck. While doing that, the cow sticks its head into the basket and begins to eat up the dandelions. The basket gets stuck on its head. Billie tries to chase the cow away, but a back kick from the hind legs of the cow sends him flying. Billie is stunned, Bub asks if he can come out of it, the cow walks away with the basket still on it, while the dog barks at it.
Reprints
  • from Bub - He's Always to Blame Sunday (McClure Syndicate) 1911-04-16

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misidentified Lowry's signature as Glory and credited the comic strip to that name.

Papa is Going to Amuse Him, Even if He Dies in the Attempt. (Table of Contents: 50)

Their Only Child! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus) (credited as McManus); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus) (credited as McManus)
Inks
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus) (credited as McManus)
Letters
George McManus (signed as Geo McManus) (credited as McManus)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jasper - I want you to shovel the snow off the roof of the barn!
Genre
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Papa; Japser; Mama; Snookums
Synopsis
Papa has Jasper shovel snow off the barn roof, until the snow falling on his head makes Baby Snookums laugh. The efforts to force snow to land on Papa's head result in all the snow on the roof as well as Jasper falling on Papa.
Reprints
  • from Their Only Child! Sunday (Star Company) 1915-01-03 [Though this strip did appear in some newspapers on January 2, 1915 that had no Sunday newspaper distribution, or in Canadian newspapers which printed Sunday U.S. comics on Saturdays.]

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

When Mother Was a Girl / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Paul Fung (credited)
Pencils
Paul Fung (credited)
Inks
Paul Fung (credited)
Letters
Paul Fung ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm so glad we moved into this new house...
Genre
humor; domestic; teen
Characters
Daughter; Daddy
Synopsis
Daughter prepares her new bedroom in the family's new house just right only to be upended by her father moving an old leather chair in.
Reprints
  • from When Mother Was a Girl Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Dumb Dora.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

But Daughter-Oh! / comic story / 0.13 page (report information)

Script
Paul Fung (signed as Paul Fung)
Pencils
Paul Fung (signed as Paul Fung)
Inks
Paul Fung (signed as Paul Fung)
Letters
Paul Fung ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like my new diggings girls?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Daughter; unnamed female friends
Synopsis
Daughter shows her friends her new place, complete with her pet alligator and tiger.
Reprints
  • from But Daughter-Oh! Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

Sub-feature to topper When Mother Was a Girl and topper to Dumb Dora.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

Dumb Dora / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Paul Fung (signed as Paul Fung) (credited as Paul Fureg); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Paul Fung (signed as Paul Fung) (credited as Paul Fureg)
Inks
Paul Fung (signed as Paul Fung) (credited as Paul Fureg)
Letters
Paul Fung ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rod, I'm going back stage a minute to watch the girls in their final rehearsal -
Genre
humor
Characters
Dora Bell; Rod; unnamed announcer; unnamed ballet dancers; unnamed college men
Synopsis
Dora ends up being the only woman not too tired to dance after the ballet dancers finished their performance.
Reprints
  • from Dumb Dora Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski also misspells Fung's name as Fureg in that paragraph.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

Jerry on the Job / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban)
Pencils
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban)
Inks
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban)
Letters
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, my! Oh, my! Wait till the boss hears this!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry Flannigan; Mister Givney
Synopsis
Jerry informs Mr. Givney that one of their locomotives hit the New Monia bus.
Reprints
  • from Jerry on the Job (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Rainbow Duffy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

Rainbow Duffy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban)
Inks
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban)
Letters
Walter Hoban (credited as Hoban)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
M-m-m! Ice cream soda.
Genre
humor
Characters
Duffy; Mister McGonickle; Kid Sockum; Mister Givney
Synopsis
Duffy find out that day dreaming at the gym will result in the wrong end of a boxing match with Kid Sockum.
Reprints
  • from Rainbow Duffy (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of this comic strip and Jerry on the Job topper.

As Long as Ambrose Gets a Nickel Out of It, He's Satisfied (Table of Contents: 56)

Say, Pop! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Payne (signed as Payne) (credited as C-M-Payne); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Charles Payne (signed as Payne) (credited as C-M-Payne)
Inks
Charles Payne (signed as Payne) (credited as C-M-Payne)
Letters
Charles Payne (signed as Payne) (credited as C-M-Payne)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look it! Look it! I kin walk my brother backwards
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pop; five unnamed children
Synopsis
Pop is trying to get sleep but the children's efforts to sneak past him result in mayhem.
Reprints
  • from Say, Pop! Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1919-05-04

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 57)

The Kid Sister / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Lyman Young (credited)
Pencils
Lyman Young (credited)
Inks
Lyman Young (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And when Horatio Hopp arrives you'll have to get rid of him for me...
Genre
domestic; humor
Characters
Trixie Dovey; Jane Dovey; Horatio Hopp; Professor Cornelius Hibrowser; Mr. Dovey
Synopsis
Trixie skips her date with Horatio in order to attend a lecture with Professor Hibrowser, but instead, the Professor ends up playing checkers with her father and Horatio stays and sings with Jane, leaving Trixie with no one for the night.
Reprints
  • from The Kid Sister Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Tim Tyler's Luck.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 58)

Tim Tyler's Luck / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lyman Young (signed as Lyman Young); Edward Kutlowski (see notes)
Pencils
Lyman Young (signed as Lyman Young)
Inks
Lyman Young (signed as Lyman Young)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The new skylight's finished, sir...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Tim Tyler; Mr. Moody; unnamed carpenter; Spud; Saylo; two unnamed "Mecs" (mechanics)
Synopsis
Tyler tries to get Mr. Moody to watch him flying a sailplane (a.k.a. a glider) but he is too busy to come. As it turns out, Mr. Moody sees the ending when Tyler crashes into his office.
Reprints
  • from Tim Tyler's Luck Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of this comic strip and The Kid Sister topper.

[Dusenbury's Furnace] (Table of Contents: 59)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aspect of Mr. Dusenbury's front door step during the six weeks his new furnace is being built.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Mr. Dusenbury; Mrs. Dusenbury; unnamed workmen; an unnamed woman
Synopsis
Mr. Dusenbury does not work after being repaired, decides to set the house on fire next time it gets cold.
Reprints
  • from The Boston Sunday Globe (The Globe Newspaper Co., 1872 series) 1897-12-26 [Kutlowski misidentifies the year of the strip as from 1905. He also misidentifies this as a continuing feature that regularly changed its name called Dusenbury's Furnace. Reprinted without its title on the original strip, "Dusenbury's Furnace." {it had a period in its title}.]

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong. No signature to identify who created this strip.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

Jerry on the Job / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Hoban (signed as Hoban)
Pencils
Walter Hoban (signed as Hoban)
Inks
Walter Hoban (signed as Hoban)
Letters
Walter Hoban (signed as Hoban)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That string is tied around my finger so I'll remember to remind the boss of something...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jerry Flannigan; Mister Givney
Synopsis
Absent-minded Mister Givney left his watch at home and Jerry waits for his return but goes out for some food instead. When he returns, Mister Givney has not returned yet and soon Jerry gets his answer why.
Reprints
  • from Jerry on the Job (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1923-02-04

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 61)

Dizzie's Eating House / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan (credited)
Pencils
Jack Callahan (credited)
Inks
Jack Callahan (credited)
Letters
Jack Callahan (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I get the most peculiar customers in here.
Genre
humor
Characters
unnamed waiter; unnamed customer; unnamed cook
Synopsis
Unsatisfied customer over the temperature of his food is finally happy with his order until he finds out how the waiter got the food to the proper temperature.
Reprints
  • from Dizzie's Eating House Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1926-08-01
Keywords
blackface; racist caricature

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Freddie the Sheik.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 62)

Freddie the Sheik / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Jack Callahan (signed); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Jack Callahan (signed)
Inks
Jack Callahan (signed)
Letters
Jack Callahan (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, what did you wake me for?
Genre
humor
Characters
Freddie; Bob; Freddie's mother; Tess
Synopsis
Freddie goes swimming and has to stand-up his date as his clothes are stolen.
Reprints
  • from Freddie the Sheik (King Features Syndicate) 1926-08-01

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of this comic strip and Dizzie's Eating House topper.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 63)

Bill / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg (credited)
Pencils
Rube Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rube Goldberg (credited)
Letters
Rube Goldberg ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your son's health is very poor and my advice is that he spend two weeks in Doctor Bakum's Sanitarium...
Genre
humor
Characters
Doctor McBeeswax; Bill; Bill's father; Bill's mother; unnamed doctor; unnamed orderlies; unnamed female swimmers
Synopsis
Bill is very ill and Doctor McBeeswax recommends committing him for a couple of weeks. As it turns out, Bill is cured swimming in the facilities pool with several young women.
Reprints
  • from Bill Sunday (Star Company) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Boob McNutt.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 64)

Boob McNutt / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg (signed as R L Goldberg); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Rube Goldberg (signed as R L Goldberg)
Inks
Rube Goldberg (signed as R L Goldberg)
Letters
Rube Goldberg ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stranded on an iceberg! How can they get The Ark and all the rare and precious animals on their way again?
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Boob McNutt; Professor Microbe; Professor Germ; Mike; Ike
Synopsis
After Professor's Microbe and Germ direct Boob to build an icehouse with Mike and Ike. During the cutting of the ice, the professor's discover a million-year-old intact Blu-Nosed Glub. Certain of a multi-million dollar payoff, they radio the Academy of their discovery. In the meantime, Boob, Mike, and Ike discover the frozen bird and proceed to chip it out and cook it for dinner.
Reprints
  • from Boob McNutt Sunday (Star Company) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[Let People Settle Their Own Arguments] (Table of Contents: 65)

The Nebbs / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sol Hess (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Wallace Carlson (signed as W. A. Carlson)
Inks
Wallace Carlson (signed as W. A. Carlson)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get this one now - I'll kick it right into your pants' pocket...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
"Junior" Nebb; Rudolph Webb; unnamed old man; unnamed truck driver; two unnamed men; an unnamed police officer
Synopsis
"Junior" Nebb while kicking a football to a friend, instead hits an old man passing by. The old man grabs "Junior" asking why he threw the football at him. Mr. Nebb rushes in telling the old man he was in the wrong as he saw the entire event. Another passerby tells Nebbs he shouldn't threaten an old man like that. Soon a truck driver who knows Mr. Nebbs comes to his aid and offers to stand up to that man. Finally, another man comes in to break everything up by tossing a brick, which breaks a window of a nearby store. Which results in him getting clubbed by a police officer.
Reprints
  • from The Nebbs Sunday (Bell Syndicate) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

The title and writer credit of Hess were found in some of the newspapers that printed this strip, but it looks like only on those that also printed the Simp O'Dill topper, which this publication did not reprint.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 66)

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck); Ferd Johnson ? (assistant)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck); Ferd Johnson ? (assistant)
Letters
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck); Ferd Johnson ? (assistant)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was a sap to get another sweet-heart - now Sparky's jealous --
Feature Logo
Barney Google and Spark Plug
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Spark Plug; Rudy (baby ostrich); Ben; Sunshine
Synopsis
Barney is trying to get ready for a date but Rudy keeps eating his things.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google and Spark Plug Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1924-02-03
Keywords
blackface; racist caricature

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Barney's pet ostrich Rudy?

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 67)

Parlor Bedroom & Sink / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (credited)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (credited)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (credited)
Letters
Billy DeBeck (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please, sir, it is very important that I go aboard this ship at once!!
Genre
adventure; drama; humor
Characters
Bunky; unnamed guard; Baron Gahoobin; Bunky's unnamed baby
Synopsis
Bunky sneaks aboard a ship to see if Baron Gahoobin is willing to adopt the child he found in an ashcan previously. Bunky leaves empty handed.
Reprints
  • from Parlor Bedroom & Sink Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Barney Google.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 68)

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck)
Inks
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck)
Letters
Billy DeBeck (signed as DeBeck)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Sunshine, I'm all in - been huntin' solly for a week now an' ain't seen hide nor hair o' him - I guess he's a goner --
Feature Logo
Barney Google
Genre
humor
Characters
Barney Google; Sunshine; Spark Plug; Frank Hagan; Mr. Solly (a fox)
Synopsis
Barney receives a telegram from Hagan that he has captured his missing fox, Mr. Solly. Barney believes that locking him in the stables will keep Solly from running away. Solly is able to dig his way out and is found washing his hands at the water pump.
Reprints
  • from Barney Google Sunday (King Feature Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-22

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Hans und Fritz - Splash! Splash! (Table of Contents: 69)

The Captain and the Kids / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rudolph Dirks (credited); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Rudolph Dirks (credited)
Inks
Rudolph Dirks (credited)
Letters
Rudolph Dirks (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While der men iss out ketching vildgoats ve got chust time for a nice dip in der pool - no?
Feature Logo
Hans und Fritz
Genre
humor; adventure; children
Characters
Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Mama Katzenjammer; The Captain; The Inspector; unnamed native female
Synopsis
Hans and Fritz pretend to be The Captain and The Inspector peaking in on Mama and her friend skinny dipping in a pool. The plan unravels and Hans and Fritz run off only to be capture by The Captain. Soon Mama and her friend arrives to give them both spankings.
Reprints
  • from Hans und Fritz Sunday (Press Publishing [New York World]) 1916-08-20

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski misidentifies this being a Katzenjammer Kids reprint from early 1914 when it is actually Dirks' Hans und Fritz comic strip from 1916 that would later be called Captain and the Kids.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 70)

The Katzenjammer Kids / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kneir); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kneir)
Inks
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kneir)
Letters
Harold Knerr (signed as Knerr) (credited as Kneir)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
SH! SH! SH! John's inside all ready fo the loot!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Mama Katzenjammer; The Captain; Long John Silver [Chon Silver, mop lady]; three unnamed sailors
Synopsis
The Captain tries to sneak Long John Silver onto the ship ready to set sail to China, but due to the mischief of Hans and Fritz, his disguise is exposed by Mama.
Reprints
  • from The Katzenjammer Kids Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1924-03-30

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Knerr as Kneir in the paragraph.

The strip is a part of The Katzenjammer Kids' Treasure Island storyline.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 71)

Dinglehoofer und His Dog / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Harold Knerr (credited as Knerr)
Pencils
Harold Knerr (credited as Knerr)
Inks
Harold Knerr (credited as Knerr)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Fifi! There's the newly rich dog from 'round the corner!
Feature Logo
Dingle-Hoofer und His Dog Adolph
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Adolph Dinglehoofer; Fifi; unnamed Fifi's girl owner; unnamed dog shop owner
Synopsis
Adolph impresses Fifi with a gift of a dog collar with jewels.
Reprints
  • from Dingle-Hoofer und His Dog Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to The Katzenjammer Kids.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 72)

The Katzenjammer Kids / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Harold Knerr (credited as Knerr) (signed as Knerr); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Harold Knerr (credited as Knerr) (signed as Knerr)
Inks
Harold Knerr (credited as Knerr) (signed as Knerr)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Moose-Face just brought in a mess o'fresh lobsters, Cap'n!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
The Captain; Hank; Moose-Face; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Mama Katzenjammer; Methuselum (a bear)
Synopsis
After Hans and Fritz got a bunch of lobsters to bite The Captain while sleeping, The Captain believes he had chased them to their deaths by Methuselum, a bear. Returning to Mama to give her the bad news, The Captain discovers he has been tricked by Hans and Fritz again, as they are very much alive. Hank and Moose-Face then introduce The Captain to Methuselum, who is toothless, clawless, and harmless.
Reprints
  • from The Katzenjammer Kids Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. Kutlowski misspells Knerr as Kneir in the paragraph.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 73)

The Family Foursome / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (credited)
Pencils
Chic Young (credited); Alex Raymond ? (assist); Bud Counihan ? (assist)
Inks
Chic Young (credited); Alex Raymond ? (assist); Bud Counihan ? (assist)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry Alex, but I'll stay home this morning--we're going to kill the duck pa won in the raffle last week
Genre
humor; domestic; sports
Characters
The Family Foursome [Son, Pa, Daughter, Ma]; Old Top; a duck (death)
Synopsis
The family cannot bring itself to kill the duck they've grown attached to so they ask the iceman Old Top to do it, which he does without fuss. At dinner time, no one now has an appetite to eat.
Reprints
  • from The Family Foursome Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Blondie.

Alex Raymond and Bud Counihan were assistants to Chic Young during this time, but there is no direct indication they worked on this comic strip per se.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 74)

Blondie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Chic Young (credited, signed); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Chic Young (credited, signed); Alex Raymond ? (assist, see notes); Bud Counihan ? (assist, see notes)
Inks
Chic Young (credited, signed); Alex Raymond ? (assist, see notes); Bud Counihan ? (assist, see notes)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now for a dash of perfume and I'm all set for my big moment --- goodbye, carefree bachelor days
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Boopadoop; unnamed man in the swamp
Synopsis
Dagwood begins to propose to Blondie telling her he's brimstone and fire, climb the highest mountain peak, plunge into a swollen torrent, fight off "savages", and brave swamps and jungle for her. Blondie tells Dagwood she'd only accept his proposal if gets a job. Dagwood leaves thinking it is an unreasonable request.
Reprints
  • from Blondie Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Alex Raymond and Bud Counihan were assistants to Chic Young during this time, but there is no direct indication they worked on this comic strip per se.

Treasure Island Featuring Herbert Honey (Table of Contents: 75)

Minute Movies / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Pencils
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Inks
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Letters
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coming Monday, Ed Wheelan presents a 'Minute Movie' version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic
Genre
adventure; drama; humor
Characters
Jim Hawkins [Herbert Honey]; Mrs. Hawkins [Blanche ROuge]; Long John Silver [Ralph McSneer]; Bill Bones [Fuller Phun]; Dr. Livesey [Andrew Handy]; Squire Trelawney [Dick Dare]; Captain Smollett [Paul Vogue]; Black Dog [Will Power]; Ben Gunn [Will Power]
Synopsis
An introduction to the Minute Movies Treasure Island serial.
Reprints
  • from Minute Movies daily (George Matthew Adams Service) 1931-03-21

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski misspells Wheelan as Whelan when crediting him at the bottom of the page.

Wheelan Serial - Sun and Sand - Episode 35 (Table of Contents: 76)

Minute Movies / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Pencils
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Inks
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Letters
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Seeing Mustafa about to cut down Sergt. Chapeau...
Genre
adventure; drama; humor
Characters
Mustafa; Sergeant Chapeau; Gerald; Phil
Synopsis
Foreign Legion Sergeant Chapeau, Gerald, and Phil battle Mustafa and his Arab tribesmen in the desert.
Reprints
  • from Minute Movies daily (George Matthew Adams Service) 1931-09-18

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski misspells Wheelan as Whelan when crediting him at the bottom of the page.

Ivanhoe Featuring Dan Dare (Table of Contents: 77)

Minute Movies / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan)
Pencils
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan)
Inks
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan)
Letters
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Announcing an elaborate 'Minute Movie' version of Sir Walter Scott's thrilling and romantic novel...
Genre
adventure; drama; humor
Characters
Ivanhoe [Dick Dare]; Rowena [Hazel Dearie]; Rebecca [Blanche Rouge]; Ulrica [Lotta Talent]; De Bois Guibert [Ralph McSneer]; Fitzurse [Ralph McSneer]; Cedric the Saxon [Andrew Handy]; Grand Master Beaumanoir [Andrew Handy]; Gurth [Will Power]; Prince John [Will Power]; De Bracy [Paul Vogue]; Black Knight [Paul Vogue]; Athelstane [Fuller Phun]; Friar Tuck [Fuller Phun]
Synopsis
An introduction to the Minute Movies Ivanhoe serial.
Reprints
  • from Minute Movies daily (George Matthew Adams Service) 1931-10-03

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski misspells Wheelan as Whelan when crediting him at the bottom of the page.

Wheelan Serial - The Wrong Play - Episode 30 (Table of Contents: 78)

Minute Movies / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Inks
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)
Letters
Ed Wheelan (credited as Ed Whelan) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ken King kicked off for Bentley, the ball being received by 'Tom Fuller' who carried it to Bentley's 35 yd. line before being downed by King himself...
Genre
drama; sports; adventure; humor
Characters
Ken King; Jerry Fowler [as Tom Fowler]; Tom Fowler; Grace Wyndam; unnamed radio announcer
Synopsis
Jerry Fowler, Tom Fowler's twin brother is playing football as Tom and is taking on Ken King of Bentley.
Reprints
  • from Minute Movies daily (George Matthew Adams Service) 1932-11-26
Keywords
American football; football

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Kutlowski misspells Wheelan as Whelan when crediting him at the bottom of the page.

[Hawkins and Bhutan] (Table of Contents: 79)

Jungle Jim / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Alex Raymond (credited) (signed as AR)
Pencils
Alex Raymond (credited) (signed as AR)
Inks
Alex Raymond (credited) (signed as AR)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the search for Peter Hawkins' lost son...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Prince Bhutan; Peter Hawkins; Tiger; Jim Bradley; Lilli deVrille
Synopsis
Prince Bhutan and Peter Hawkins discuss Jim Bradley while Jim and Lilli arrive outside Bhutan's camp.
Reprints
  • from Jungle Jim Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-03-28

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Flash Gordon.

Title from previous week's comic strip.

[Stone Age Duel] (Table of Contents: 80)

Flash Gordon / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Alex Raymond (credited) (signed as ALEX RAYMOND); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Alex Raymond (credited) (signed as ALEX RAYMOND)
Inks
Alex Raymond (credited) (signed as ALEX RAYMOND)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry, Dale...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Flash Gordon; Dale Arden; One-Tusk;
Synopsis
Flash fights One-Tusk to determine who will become King of the Tusk-Men.
Reprints
  • from Flash Gordon Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-03-28

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Title from previous week's comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 81)

Joe Prep / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.)
Pencils
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.)
Inks
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.)
Letters
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, brother. You're taking chances going around like that this time of year...
Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Prep; an unnamed man in a raincoat
Synopsis
Joe Prep mocks the man wearing a raincoat only to be caught in the rain himself.
Reprints
  • from Joe Prep Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1930-07-06

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Merely Margy.

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Merely Margy / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.) (signed as John Held Jr.); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.) (signed as John Held Jr.)
Inks
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.) (signed as John Held Jr.)
Letters
John Held (credited as John Held Jr.) (signed as John Held Jr.)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fine pal you are! Margy came to this dance with me and -...
Genre
humor
Characters
Margy; Arab; Bull
Synopsis
Arab and Bull try to stop each other from dancing with Margy.
Reprints
  • from Merely Margy Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1930-07-06

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 83)

Count Screwloose of Tooloose / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross)
Pencils
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross)
Inks
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross)
Letters
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tincture of Benzoin, Colonel, heat it in the kettle and inhale the vapor...
Feature Logo
Count Screwloose
Genre
humor
Characters
Colonel; a doctor; Count Screwloose; Iggy (a dog)
Synopsis
After told by his doctor that he needed the medicine, Tincture of Benzoin, the Colonel sends Screwloose to get him the medicine. Along with Iggy, Screwloose gets sidetracked playing pool, visiting an aquarium, watching workers working, and purchasing some cheap bobble, he finally arrives to purchase the medicine but instead buys Benzin. Once he returns to the Colonel, he places the Benzin into the kettle to generate the vapors the Colonel needs. Instead, he blows up the kitchen.
Reprints
  • from Count Screwloose Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Dave's Delicatessen.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 84)

Dave's Delicatesen / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross)
Inks
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross)
Letters
Milt Gross (signed as Milt Gross)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Put that up, high!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dave; unnamed female assistant; Dave's dog; Aunt Susie; Aunt Susie's maid
Synopsis
Dave is helping a female assistant in putting up one of his campaign posters when she stumbles off a ladder into his arms. His Aunt Susie passes by and Dave is convinced she will gossip around town about it. So in an effort to deny the story that it was an innocent accident, Dave goes around town to explain himself and ends up passing the story around himself that even his wife tosses a pie in his face. When he visits his Aunt, he finds out she fell into a coal hole and never got around to spreading the story.
Reprints
  • from Dave's Delicatessan Sunday (King Features Syndciate, Inc.) 1931-11-15
Keywords
blackface; mammy; racial stereotype

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of Milt Gross and both comic strips.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 85)

Good Morning / activity / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara (signed as S. Shaner) (credited as Skinny Shaner)
Pencils
Tom McNamara (signed as S. Shaner) (credited as Skinny Shaner)
Inks
Tom McNamara (signed as S. Shaner) (credited as Skinny Shaner)
Letters
Tom McNamara (signed as S. Shaner) (credited as Skinny Shaner)
Editing
Tom McNamara (signed as S. Shaner) (credited as Skinny Shaner)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll tell you a nice way to spend the afternoon...
Feature Logo
Good Morning!
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Skinny Shaner
Reprints
  • from Good Morning! Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1925-11-08

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to On Our Block.

Skinny Shaner narrates a drawing task for kids requiring it to be done without lifting the pencil. Also provides the answer to last week's Headachers riddle. A new riddle from Miss Francis Scott of Martinsville, Ohio.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 86)

On Our Block / comic story / 0.85 page (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara (credited) (signed as Tom McNamara); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Tom McNamara (credited) (signed as Tom McNamara)
Inks
Tom McNamara (credited) (signed as Tom McNamara)
Letters
Tom McNamara (credited) (signed as Tom McNamara)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ike Mc Tavish is still after Shrimp for that penny he owe's him.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ike Mc Tavish; Shrimp Flynn; unnamed boy; unnamed girl
Synopsis
Ike tries to collect the penny Shrimp owes him. Shrimp asks Ike to pretend he is a ghost behind an opening in a wall to trick two kids into giving him a nickel in which Shrimp can use to payback Ike. Shrimp brings the kids to the wall but Ike does not respond, and the kids angrily leave. Shrimp goes into the wall to check on Ike only to be tricked into hurting his hand punching a post.
Reprints
  • from On Our Block Sunday (International Feature Service, Inc.) 1925-11-08 [Kutlowski misidentifies the comic as coming from 1924. This is the full-page version of the comic strip for this date. There is a different half-page version that appeared in some newspapers on this date.]

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 87)

Krazy Kat / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Herriman (credited) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
George Herriman (credited) (see notes)
Inks
George Herriman (credited) (see notes)
Letters
George Herriman (credited) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Y'min to say I could see a moon through it?
Feature Logo
"Krazy Kat" [title in quotation marks]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Krazy Kat; Ignatz Mouse; Offissa Pupp
Synopsis
Ignatz tricks Krazy into looking through a telescope showing fake celestial objects. Offissa Pupp arrests Ignatz for tricking Krazy, then offers Krazy a new location to view through the telescope, Ignatz behind bars in the jail.
Reprints
  • from Krazy Kat Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1936-10-25 [Copyright information, comic strip date, and Herriman signature at bottom of the comic strip not reprinted.]

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip. The note covers up a portion of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 88)

Fisher's History of Boxing / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher (credited)
Pencils
Ham Fisher (credited); Mo Leff ? (ghost art, see notes); Phil Boyle ? (ghost art, see notes)
Inks
Ham Fisher (credited); Mo Leff ? (ghost art, see notes); Phil Boyle ? (ghost art, see notes)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last the Boxing Commission decided on Braddock as Max Baer's opponent for a champion-ship match.
Genre
history; sports; non-fiction; biography
Characters
Jim Braddock [James J. Braddock, James Walter Braddock]; Joe Gould; unnamed waiter
Synopsis
Braddock and Gould are happy they will be fighting the heavyweight champion Max Baer and will head to Evan's Place at Loch Sheldrake in The Catskills to train.
Reprints
  • from Fisher's History of Boxing Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1937-03-28 [Kutlowski removed the comic strip's logo from this reprint.]

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Joe Palooka.

Phil Boyle helped Fisher ghosting his comic strips in the mid-1930s. Mo Leff helped Fisher ghosting his comic strips in the late 1930s. Uncertain if either worked on this particular comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 89)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 0.85 page (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher (credited) (signed as Ham Fisher); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Ham Fisher (credited) (signed as Ham Fisher); Mo Leff ? (ghost art, see notes); Phil Boyle ? (ghost art, see notes)
Inks
Ham Fisher (credited) (signed as Ham Fisher); Mo Leff ? (ghost art, see notes); Phil Boyle ? (ghost art, see notes)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hullo Fifi ---
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Knobby Walsh (Uncle Knobby); Fifi (Walsh's niece); Teentsy (Fifi's dog); Weentsy (Fifi's dog); Joe Palooka; unnamed judge; unnamed police officer
Synopsis
Fifi convinces Uncle Knobby to walk her two dogs before they go out and have some tea. Knobby gets dragged around by the large dogs, eventually being arrested when they chase squirrels up a tree. After being fined $50 by a judge, Knobby returns home and is in a bad mood when Joe asks him if he had a nice day. Knobby angrily asks for a doctor to be called instead.
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1937-03-28 [Syndicate copyright information removed from the reprint.]

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Phil Boyle helped Fisher ghosting his comic strips in the mid-1930s. Mo Leff helped Fisher ghosting his comic strips in the late 1930s. Uncertain if either worked on this particular comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 90)

Daffy Doodles / comic story / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
Doc Winner
Pencils
Doc Winner
Inks
Doc Winner
Letters
Doc Winner ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We forgot to celebrate Daffy Doodle's fifth birthday last Summer, so here's a cake for him
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humorous vignettes based on reader's submissions.
Reprints
  • from Daffy Doodles Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-10-03

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Topper strip to Alexander Smart, Esq.

Submissions from Tom Calhoun (Dallas, Texas); John Clouston, Lois Clouston, Ewart Clouston, Joy Clouston (all St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada); Albert Wilhelm (New Orleans, Louisiana); and Mrs. W. P. Capehart (Jacumba, California).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 91)

Alexander Smart, Esq. / comic story / 0.85 page (report information)

Script
Doc Winner (credited) (signed as Winner); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Doc Winner (credited) (signed as Winner)
Inks
Doc Winner (credited) (signed as Winner)
Letters
Doc Winner ?

Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Alexander Smart [Alex]; Jennifer Smart [Jen]
Synopsis
Alex argues with Jen that the eggs she cooked were not soft-boiled. Jen gets upset over it and Alex suggests she needs a change. Jen asks if they were going on that trip to the sea shore. Alex says he will ask her to poach the eggs from now on. Jen throws the eggs into Alex's face.
Reprints
  • from Alexander Smart, Esq. Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1937-10-03

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Just Boy--Elmer Had a Weak Feeling--in His Legs! (Table of Contents: 92)

Just Boy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. C. Fera (signed as Fera) (credited as Doc Weiner) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
A. C. Fera (signed as Fera) (credited as Doc Weiner) (see notes)
Inks
A. C. Fera (signed as Fera) (credited as Doc Weiner) (see notes)
Letters
A. C. Fera ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ya just gotta do as Ma says!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Elmer Tuggle; Pa Tuggle; Homer; Ma Tuggle
Synopsis
Elmer left the cellar door open and Ma fell into it. Expecting a beating from her, Elmer puts on several layers of clothes. When he talks to Ma, she is no longer angry and doesn't punish him. Perplexed he considers pushing the point so it is over and done with. When he calls her into the dining room, he changes his mind. He tells his friend Homer that he decided to drop and forget it while sweating profusely.
Reprints
  • from Just Boys Sunday (Newspaper Feature Service, Inc.) 1922-11-05

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Kutlowski misidentifies the creator of this comic strip as "Doc Weiner".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 93)

Elmer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Doc Winner (signed as Winner) (credited as Doc Weiner) (see notes); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Doc Winner (signed as Winner) (credited as Doc Weiner) (see notes)
Inks
Doc Winner (signed as Winner) (credited as Doc Weiner) (see notes)
Letters
Doc Winner ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nope, I can't go---Maw said she didn't want to hear of me going swimming today
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Elmer Tuggle; Clayton Hornsby; Joey Stone; Maw Tuggle
Synopsis
Elmer and his friends try to trick Maw into thinking Elmer was still in his room so he could go swimming against her wishes. Instead, Maw figures it out and on the fish line they pull out of the bedroom is her note to Elmer to get a stout switch and bring him and the switch into the house at once.
Reprints
  • from Elmer Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1943-08-22

Indexer Notes

The comic strip was reprinted oblong.

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

Kutlowski misidentifies the creator of this comic strip as "Doc Weiner"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 94)

Toots and Casper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jimmy Murphy (signed as Jimmy Murphy); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Jimmy Murphy (signed as Jimmy Murphy)
Inks
Jimmy Murphy (signed as Jimmy Murphy)
Letters
Jimmy Murphy ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The price of onions per barrel was quoted on the Chicago Exchange this morning at-
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Casper; Toots; Sid; Nora; Buttercup
Synopsis
Casper invites people over to listen to the radio as Casper and Toots baby, Buttercup on the radio giving their opinion on tariffs and other topics. Buttercup spends the time talking in baby talk. Once finished Casper turns off the radio and says nothing else is on and invites everyone to play bridge.
Reprints
  • from Toots and Casper Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1924-02-03

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 95)

It's Papa Who Pays / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jimmy Murphy (credited)
Pencils
Jimmy Murphy (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Murphy (credited)
Letters
Jimmy Murphy ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at that speed maniac go!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Papa; Mama; police lieutenant; police motorcycle officer
Synopsis
Papa is nearly hit by a speeding driving on his street. He goes to the police to complain of speeders going down the street and requesting speed cop assigned to the neighborhood. The police lieutenant tells Papa he is the only one who has complained of the problem. He continues to call the police department multiple times to complain, causing the lieutenant to assign a motorcycle officer to the neighborhood. Papa, not knowing his complaints got what he wanted, decided to drive fast down his street too. He ends up getting pulled over and ticketed for speeding.
Reprints
  • from It's Papa Who Pays! Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Toots and Casper.

Kutlowski redid the comic strip title panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 96)

Toots and Casper / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Jimmy Murphy (signed as Jimmy Murphy); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Jimmy Murphy (signed as Jimmy Murphy)
Inks
Jimmy Murphy (signed as Jimmy Murphy)
Letters
Jimmy Murphy ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you ready for a long auto-mobile ride, Buttercup?
Genre
adventure; domestic; humor
Characters
Toots; Buttercup; Casper; Uncle Abner; Sophie Hoofer
Synopsis
The family prepares for a trip while Uncle Abner thinks a woman is interested in him. The woman turns out to be Sophie Hoofer, who he knew from before but had her face remodeled since he last saw her. They head out to travel to Prairie Junction to see Uncle Everett.
Reprints
  • from Toots and Casper Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 97)

The Van Swaggers / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Russ Westover (credited) (signed as Russ Westover)
Pencils
Russ Westover (credited) (signed as Russ Westover)
Inks
Russ Westover (credited) (signed as Russ Westover)
Letters
Russ Westover ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you all dressed up for, Clara?
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Clara Swagger; Van Swagger
Synopsis
Clara wants Van to go out on his birthday, but he'd rather stay home as he was too tired from his return from work. He goes upstairs to change into his nighttime clothing, Clara calls him down and he enters into a dark room to discover she had a surprise party for his birthday. Everyone is dressed up except Van.
Reprints
  • from The Van Swaggers (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Tillie the Toiler.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 98)

Tillie the Toiler / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Russ Westover (signed as Russ Westover); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Russ Westover (signed as Russ Westover)
Inks
Russ Westover (signed as Russ Westover)
Letters
Russ Westover ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm expecting Mr. Phelps, a new client from out of town - show him right in-to my office when he comes
Genre
humor
Characters
Tillie; Mr. Phelps; Mr. Simpkins; Mac
Synopsis
Tillie is smitten with Mr. Phelps's new client, Mr. Simpkins, much to the chagrin of Mac. Before she can hit on Mr. Simpkins, she reads a telegram to him and finds out it is from his wife Betty and she is talking about their kids. Mac laughs out loud hearing the telegraph being read to Mr. Simpkins by Tillie.
Reprints
  • from Tillie the Toiler Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1931-11-15

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 99)

Past Performances / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Jefferson Machamer (credited) (signed as Jefferson Machamer)
Pencils
Jefferson Machamer (credited) (signed as Jefferson Machamer)
Inks
Jefferson Machamer (credited) (signed as Jefferson Machamer)
Letters
Jefferson Machamer ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whinney Yoonmee who had oodles of confidence in hisself!
Genre
humor
Characters
Whinney Yoonmee; Charlie Chaplin; an unnamed woman
Synopsis
Whinney Yoonmee grew up with a lot of confidence, mentally fearless, and assured in all manner of communication. That is until the day came when he proposed to a woman, and he was a total mess.
Reprints
  • from Past Performances Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1929-07-28

Indexer Notes

Topper strip to Petting Patty.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 100)

Petting Patty / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Jefferson Machamer (signed as Jefferson Machamer); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Jefferson Machamer (signed as Jefferson Machamer)
Inks
Jefferson Machamer (signed as Jefferson Machamer)
Letters
Jefferson Machamer ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not at all satisfied that Peter cares more for me than for Poppy!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Patty; unnamed man in the park; a police officer
Synopsis
Patty takes a walk in the park and thinks a man is following her. She runs into the police officer asking for help. The man states he was just trying to give back to her a vanity case she dropped.
Reprints
  • from Petting Patty Sunday (King Features Syndicate, Inc.) 1929-07-28

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 101)

Abie the Agent / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Hershfield (credited) (signed as Hershfield); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Harry Hershfield (credited) (signed as Hershfield)
Inks
Harry Hershfield (credited) (signed as Hershfield)
Letters
Harry Hershfield ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's the thing to buy = you cant tell second-handed ones from here
Feature Logo
Abie
Genre
humor
Characters
Abie; Lena (Abie's sister); unnamed friends; Sigmund "The Gossiper"
Synopsis
Abie can only afford a used car but does not want his friends to know it is used. He has the car painted and hides it in a garage. Then he has his sister Lena to tell his friends he is out of town. After ten days, Abie goes out and rides his car and sees Sigmund. He tells Sigmund he went straight to the factory in Detroit, but it got damaged on the trip back home.
Reprints
  • from Abie Sunday (Int'l Feature Service, Inc.) 1925-12-27

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 102)

Eddie's Friends / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jean Knott; Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Jean Knott
Inks
Jean Knott
Letters
Jean Knott ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John, come here and look at this famous old sweater factory!!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Eddie; John Joe; Mrs. Joe; Ike; John's co-workers
Synopsis
John leaves his wife's sweater at work and though he does not want to, is pressured to return to work to get it. He returns to find his co-workers playing cards and he joins in. He uses the sweater to bargain some playing chips. Knowing he cannot bring back the sweater now, he makes up a story to his wife of being hit by an automobile and it flew out of his hands and ran over by a truck. John thinks he got away with it until his friend calls the house and Mrs. Joe answers. He tells her the sweater he won playing poker is too large for him. Angry she is about to attack a cigar smoking John.
Reprints
  • from Eddie's Friends Sunday (Int'l Feature Service, Inc.) 1923-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 103)

The Gumps / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Smith (signed as Sidney Smith); Edward Kutlowski (credited) (see notes)
Pencils
Sidney Smith (signed as Sidney Smith)
Inks
Sidney Smith (signed as Sidney Smith)
Letters
Sidney Smith ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chester's deal in rubber tires was very unfortunate and he is still just $64.00 away from that pony-
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Chester Gump; Andy Gump [Andrew Gump]; Min Gump [Minerva Gump]
Synopsis
Chester Gump is trying to save up to buy a pony and at this point, he is $64 short. Chester overhears how tired his mother is, decides to do all the dishes for her, and earns 50 cents. Once the parents realize Chester is doing the dishes, Andy bets Min a dollar he will break every dish doing them. Min is just happy he is doing the work for her. As Chester finishes he did not break any dish. As Andy warns him to be careful and Andy knocks over the pile of clean dishes and breaks them. Min consoles a crying Chester and Andy have to pay Chester the dollar and she will pay him 50 cents.
Reprints
  • from The Gumps Sunday (Chicago Tribune) 1922-08-27

Indexer Notes

Kutlowski adds a short paragraph overview of the comic strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 104)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 105)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The back cover is colored grey only because the page itself was colored.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Introduction; Contents; Indicia]
  4. 3. What Is Home Without an Obliging Father?
    Polly and Her Pals
  5. 4. And Now Ma Feels the Same as Pa Does About it. Only More So.
    Polly and Her Pals
  6. 5. [Unhappy with the Hat Rescue]
    And So They Were Never Married
  7. 6. [Paw Changes Clothes and Changes the Weather]
    Polly and Her Pals
  8. 7. The Boys Place a Wise-Looking Owl at the Foot of His Bed, But Grandpa is Pretty Wise Himself
    Foxy Grandpa
  9. 8. ["1. LEANDER: 'Say , old man, that is no way to tie an Ascot'..."]
    Lulu and Leander
  10. 9. It Was a Grand Meeting of the Board of Directors. (Too Bad to Adjourn It)
    The Whole Blooming Family
  11. 10. He Celebrates the Fourth of July
    Jimmy [1900s-10s]
  12. 11. ["If it isn't Nina!"]
    Little Jimmy
  13. 12. ["They're trying to serve a court summons on me"]
    Mister Jack [1920s-30s]
  14. 13. ["There's where the old cliff dwellers used to live"]
    Little Jimmy
  15. 14. ["Court's open! Officer, bring in the first witness!"]
    Great Caesar's Ghost! and Great Caesar's Goat!
  16. 15. ["After leaving the rubber men, Mr. Twee Deedle, Dickie and the Moon Man came upon a queer being..."]
    Mister Tweedeedle
  17. 16. ["He says - 'swimming is the grand sport' - but one little trip to the ol' swimming hole makes him change change his mind."]
    Peter Rabbit [comic strip]
  18. 17. She Has a Wonderful Adventure in Dreamland
    Dimples
  19. 18. ["Eek! Awrrk, hello! Pretty, Polly..."]
    Laura [comic strip]
  20. 19. ["If we want to make our escape to America..."]
    Felix the Cat
  21. 20. ["Let me have about a two-pound t-bone steak..."]
    Cicero Sapp
  22. 21. ["You must let Wallie talk to you about Gussie"]
    Mr. and Mrs.
  23. 22. ["Yessom Massa."]
    Mr. and Mrs.
  24. 23. Rosie and Archibald Merely Have a Delightful Conversation
    Rosie's Beau
  25. 24. Pa Finds Curing a Cold an Undertaking of Many Perplexities
    That Son-In-Law of Pa's!
  26. 25. Oh Yes! Wifey Knew All About Sliding
    Mister George and Wifey
  27. 26. All the Hits Were Not Made at the Ball Game
    Terry and Tacks
  28. 27. ["Gloryosky -- I found a half-dollar!"]
    Little Annie Rooney
  29. 28. Sure, Happy Hooligan Celebrated the Glorious Fourth! So Did Montmorency and Gloomy Gus
    Happy Hooligan
  30. 29. ["I'll give ye five dollars if you'll git that horse to kick my mule Maud like that..."]
    And Her Name Was Maud
  31. 30. [Spring's Awakening]
    Vignettes of Life
  32. 31. Johnny Skinclothes and His Dinosaurus Stir up Some More Trouble
    Our Antediluvian Ancestors
  33. 32. ["James - will you pass the salt?"]
    Bringing Up Father
  34. 33. ["What in the world am I going to do with this cake Rosie cooked for me?"]
    Rosie's Beau
  35. 34. ["Mother! I think it's a shame for you to want Daddy to give up smoking when you know he enjoys it -"]
    Bringing Up Father
  36. 35. ["I'm going to become a member of the 'Hardboiled Husbands Club'"]
    Sappo
  37. 36. ["My circus busted up so I'll have to sell Pete, the Peruvian Pelican..."]
    Thimble Theatre
  38. 37. ["Dream, z z z, dream, z z z, dream, z z z..."]
    And Her Name Was Maud
  39. 38. ["Boys we will go out in the fields and get some fresh air!"]
    Happy Hooligan
  40. 39. ["Folks, mine Muvver is havin' her ol' club downstairs..."]
    Mama's Angel Child
  41. 40. Billy the Boy Artist and The New Sport Coat
    Billy the Boy Artist
  42. 41. ["Watch me win all th' eggs in this egg-bumpin' contest..."]
    Good Deed Dotty
  43. 42. ["There! - Now get Imogene an' watch her eyes pop..."]
    Dixie Dugan
  44. 43. ["Hey, Mom - I'm writin' a book!"]
    Just Kids [1920s-50s]
  45. 44. ["Pull up here - Palsy-Walsy - this is where Santy Claus lives!"]
    Nicodemus O'Malley
  46. 45. ["Pray - use my humble cloak - my gracious queen."]
    Dream Land
  47. 46. Pretends He's Breaking Jail
    Bobby Make-Believe
  48. 47. ["Hurry up and cook it, Skeezix, I'm hungry"]
    Gasoline Alley
  49. 48. ["Booooo; We've hiked far enough!"]
    Winnie Winkle
  50. 49. ["Oh, No! Bub! Get your old basket an' come an' gather dandelions"]
    Bub - He's Always to Blame
  51. 50. Papa is Going to Amuse Him, Even if He Dies in the Attempt.
    Their Only Child!
  52. 51. ["I'm so glad we moved into this new house..."]
    When Mother Was a Girl
  53. 52. ["How do you like my new diggings girls?"]
    But Daughter-Oh!
  54. 53. ["Rod, I'm going back stage a minute to watch the girls in their final rehearsal -"]
    Dumb Dora
  55. 54. ["Oh, my! Oh, my! Wait till the boss hears this!"]
    Jerry on the Job
  56. 55. ["M-m-m! Ice cream soda."]
    Rainbow Duffy
  57. 56. As Long as Ambrose Gets a Nickel Out of It, He's Satisfied
    Say, Pop!
  58. 57. ["And when Horatio Hopp arrives you'll have to get rid of him for me..."]
    The Kid Sister
  59. 58. ["The new skylight's finished, sir..."]
    Tim Tyler's Luck
  60. 59. [Dusenbury's Furnace]
  61. 60. ["That string is tied around my finger so I'll remember to remind the boss of something..."]
    Jerry on the Job
  62. 61. ["I get the most peculiar customers in here."]
    Dizzie's Eating House
  63. 62. ["Ah, what did you wake me for?"]
    Freddie the Sheik
  64. 63. ["Your son's health is very poor and my advice is that he spend two weeks in Doctor Bakum's Sanitarium..."]
    Bill
  65. 64. ["Stranded on an iceberg! How can they get The Ark and all the rare and precious animals on their way again?"]
    Boob McNutt
  66. 65. [Let People Settle Their Own Arguments]
    The Nebbs
  67. 66. ["I was a sap to get another sweet-heart - now Sparky's jealous --"]
    Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
  68. 67. ["Please, sir, it is very important that I go aboard this ship at once!!"]
    Parlor Bedroom & Sink
  69. 68. ["Gee, Sunshine, I'm all in - been huntin' solly for a week now an' ain't seen hide nor hair o' him - I guess he's a goner --"]
    Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
  70. 69. Hans und Fritz - Splash! Splash!
    The Captain and the Kids
  71. 70. ["SH! SH! SH! John's inside all ready fo the loot!"]
    The Katzenjammer Kids
  72. 71. ["Look, Fifi! There's the newly rich dog from 'round the corner!"]
    Dinglehoofer und His Dog
  73. 72. ["Moose-Face just brought in a mess o'fresh lobsters, Cap'n!"]
    The Katzenjammer Kids
  74. 73. ["I'm sorry Alex, but I'll stay home this morning--we're going to kill the duck pa won in the raffle last week"]
    The Family Foursome
  75. 74. ["Now for a dash of perfume and I'm all set for my big moment --- goodbye, carefree bachelor days"]
    Blondie
  76. 75. Treasure Island Featuring Herbert Honey
    Minute Movies
  77. 76. Wheelan Serial - Sun and Sand - Episode 35
    Minute Movies
  78. 77. Ivanhoe Featuring Dan Dare
    Minute Movies
  79. 78. Wheelan Serial - The Wrong Play - Episode 30
    Minute Movies
  80. 79. [Hawkins and Bhutan]
    Jungle Jim
  81. 80. [Stone Age Duel]
    Flash Gordon
  82. 81. ["Listen, brother. You're taking chances going around like that this time of year..."]
    Joe Prep
  83. 82. ["A fine pal you are! Margy came to this dance with me and -..."]
    Merely Margy
  84. 83. ["Tincture of Benzoin, Colonel, heat it in the kettle and inhale the vapor..."]
    Count Screwloose of Tooloose
  85. 84. ["Put that up, high!"]
    Dave's Delicatesen
  86. 85. ["I'll tell you a nice way to spend the afternoon..."]
    Good Morning
  87. 86. ["Ike Mc Tavish is still after Shrimp for that penny he owe's him."]
    On Our Block
  88. 87. ["Y'min to say I could see a moon through it?"]
    Krazy Kat
  89. 88. ["At last the Boxing Commission decided on Braddock as Max Baer's opponent for a champion-ship match."]
    Fisher's History of Boxing
  90. 89. ["Hullo Fifi ---"]
    Joe Palooka
  91. 90. ["We forgot to celebrate Daffy Doodle's fifth birthday last Summer, so here's a cake for him"]
    Daffy Doodles
  92. 91. [no title indexed]
    Alexander Smart, Esq.
  93. 92. Just Boy--Elmer Had a Weak Feeling--in His Legs!
    Just Boy
  94. 93. ["Nope, I can't go---Maw said she didn't want to hear of me going swimming today"]
    Elmer
  95. 94. ["The price of onions per barrel was quoted on the Chicago Exchange this morning at-"]
    Toots and Casper
  96. 95. ["Look at that speed maniac go!"]
    It's Papa Who Pays
  97. 96. ["Are you ready for a long auto-mobile ride, Buttercup?"]
    Toots and Casper
  98. 97. ["What are you all dressed up for, Clara?"]
    The Van Swaggers
  99. 98. ["I'm expecting Mr. Phelps, a new client from out of town - show him right in-to my office when he comes"]
    Tillie the Toiler
  100. 99. ["Whinney Yoonmee who had oodles of confidence in hisself!"]
    Past Performances
  101. 100. ["I'm not at all satisfied that Peter cares more for me than for Poppy!"]
    Petting Patty
  102. 101. ["That's the thing to buy = you cant tell second-handed ones from here"]
    Abie the Agent
  103. 102. ["John, come here and look at this famous old sweater factory!!"]
    Eddie's Friends
  104. 103. ["Chester's deal in rubber tires was very unfortunate and he is still just $64.00 away from that pony-"]
    The Gumps
  105. 104. [no title indexed]
  106. 105. [no title indexed]
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