Early Ernie (“Nancy”) Bushmiller Art


Here’s a neat item I just found; an Ernie Bushmiller puzzle page from January 1925, just months before he would take over the Fritzi Ritz comic strip. As you can see, Ernie’s art was somewhat more fussy in these early days of his career, he had not yet reached rubber-stamp nirvana. This puzzle page appeared in a Sunday magic and puzzle section supposedly edited by Houdini (yeah right…). The puzzles are really hard – I gave up on them pretty quick. Tell ya what – first person to post a correct solution to all the puzzles in this image will be sent a nice classic comic strip reprint book.

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