Monday, May 13, 2013

Gasoline Alley and the Old Comic Strip Challenge 2

In a sequence that began on April 9, 2013, Gasoline Alley centenarian Walt Wallet receives an invitation to the Old Comics Home dinner. Walt has reminisced before about his fellow characters from discontinued comic strips. And since Gasoline Alley began in 1918, there are quite a few of his contemporaries who have been retired. (Read the whole series here)

Day 2 of the sequence provides almost as much challenge as the first. Jim Scancarelli knows his vintage comic strip characters! (click on images to enlarge)

Research continues on this panel. I've listed all the characters I could readily identify. If you can provide additional information, please leave a comment!

1. Si Slocum - And Her Name Was Maud (1916 - 1932) by Frederick Burr Opper
2. Mac MacDougall - Tillie the Toiler (1921-1959) by Russ Westover
3. Annie - Little Orphan Annie (1924-2010) by Harold Grey
4.Tillie Jones - Tillie the Toiler (1921-1959)  by Russ Westover
5. Mutt and Jeff - Mutt and Jeff (1907 - 1982) by Bud Fischer
6. Yellow Kid  - Yellow Kid (1895-1897) by Richard F. Outcault
7. Barney Google - Barney Google (1919 - ?)by Billy DeBeck
8. Moon Mullins - Moon Mullins (1923-1991) by Frank Willard
9. Happy Hooligan - Happy Hooligan (1900-1932) by Frederick Burt Opper
10. Abie the Agent - Abie the Agent (1914-1940) by Harry Hershfield
12. Ostrich - Krazy Kat, (1913-1944) by George Herriman

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