Artists In Action #89


Cartoonists Frank King (Gasoline Alley) and Sidney Smith (The Gumps) at work at The Chicago Tribune in 1916.

2 comments:

Vanwall said...

Both strips the epitome of mediocrity - "Gasoline Alley" was groundbreaking as its characters aged in actual present timeline, but wasted the novelty with insipid storylines. The less said about "The Gumps" the better; suffice it say the ephemeral top-strips were always better by a long shot.

BCNU

John said...

Gasoline Alley was a unique saga. The humor was gentle and the strip was a great one. The cartoon went from the limited millieu of car jockeys to the world of Walt and Skeezix.