Well, here we go with a first quick comic strip history post. The following article was published in the December 23rd, 1916 issue of “The Fourth Estate”. Unfortunately it doesn’t provide much in the way of a biography but it does include a rare photo of Jackson:
MEET “CHIC” JACKSON
This year’s “Roger Bean Book” by ‘Chic’ Jackson, cartoonist of the Indianapolis Star, is attracting widespread attention. There are 62 splendid illustrations, each one telling a story that will hold the readers’ attention and interest.
To those who are familiar with Jackson’s daily strip, which deals with everyday life as it really is, this book will appeal in particular, as it is like having the best parts of an interesting continued story compiled and ready to read.
Those who are not acquainted with Roger Bean will find it profitable to meet the square good natured ‘regular guy’ he is. His plump little wife, exquisitely feminine, the baby boy they adopted one Christmas eve, and Golduh Stubbins, the inexperienced maid of all work make up the rest of Roger’s household. The title of the book is “Roger Bean On The Firing Line.”
‘Chic’ Jackson hails from the state of Indiana, which has produced so many stellar lights in the literary field. His progress has been rapid, and today he is a household idol in Indiana.