All That Yar
Tuesday Comic Strip Day.
A pretty girl looking for succes in Hollywood or on Broadway. There have been many strips about that. First there was Patsy, then Jeannie, then Tallulah who started out as a dumb blonde but went on to become an aspirinf actress called Jezabelle, then Down O'Day, then Mary Perkins and Dilly. In between there was Sherry and the Showgirls by Dan DeCarlo and Stan Lee and who knows who else. Jezabelle/Tallulah was was a cartoonist called Yar, whom I have not seen before or since. The Comic Strip's Who's Who tells us his real name was Ira Yarbrough. He worked in the Siegel and Shuster studio, inking Superman in the forties. He isn't mentioned as one of the assistnts of Siegel and Shuster's later strip Funnyman, although the style would fit. Remarkably, he is also mentioned as co-created of Mr. Mzyzptlk. It also mentions that Jezabelle was from another syndicate than Tallulah, but I can find no evidence of that here.