Festschrifts, usually academic in nature, can also be jovial. An exceptional example, coming to auction in our December 14 sale of Illustration Art , features contributions from some of the greatest cartoonists of the early twentieth century, in their recognizable styles. The volume was presented in to the American cartoonist and humor writer, editor and radio personality, Harry Hershfield. He was known primarily for his sports writing and cartoons following the activities of various dogs, most famously a fluffy white dog named Judge Rummy. The first page of the book was signed by George Herriman , who included depictions of his most famous creations, Krazy Kat and the mouse Ignatz. Comic pioneer Frederick Burr Opper contributed to the festschrift with a sketch of his most famous character, Happy Hooligan.
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His career began at the age of 14 when he started drawing sports cartoons and his comic strip about a dog, Homeless Hector, for the Chicago Daily News in Hershfield was the creator of several long-running comic strips. Desperate Desmond began its run in and Abie the Agent started in Abie the Agent featured a Jewish immigrant protagonist, Abie Kabibble. The comic strip ran until and it also spawned an animated short, 's Abie Kabibble Outwitted a Rival. He also regularly appeared on the s radio show, Can You Top This?
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Abie the Agent was a popular early American comic strip about a Jewish car salesman by Harry Hershfield. When Hershfield had success with a Yiddish character with his comic strip Desperate Desmond, he was encouraged by his editor to create a new strip concerning Yiddishism and Jewish immigrants in the United States. Abraham Kabibble, known as Abie the Agent, was the first Jewish protagonist of an American comic strip.
It debuted in When Hershfield had success with a Yiddish character in his comic strip Desperate Desmond , he was encouraged by his editor to create a new strip concerning Yiddishism and Jewish immigrants in the United States; the strip debuted in the New York Journal on February 2, The strip became popular, and during two animated cartoons were made. After the strip dated January 24, , the comic strip went on hiatus, due to a contract dispute between Hershfield and the syndicate, International Feature Service; the strip resumed in with the King Features Syndicate , and ran until