When Comic Strip Creators Were Stars
Tuesday Comc Strip Day.
An interesting bit on Alan Holtz' Strippers Guide blog about Bringing Up Father creator George McManus led me to have a look at newspapers from that period to see if I could find a mention or review of that performace. Although I didn't, I did pull up a couple of other interesting pieces I am sharing here. Among those two articles about MacManus marrying (linked to his then current newspaper strip The Newlyweds and Their Baby) and a stage musical version of The Newlyweds being tried out in Chicago. I did not yet find if that show ever reached New York, but a precious one based on his strip before that, Penhandler Pete, did make it and seems to have been quite a succes. Eat your heart out, Spiderman. I have also added a couple of samples from that strip, including the one that was used for the marriage article.