J.P. Arnot’s The General becomes even more impressive if we consider that it was only one of the two daily strips that he was producing at the time. How Do They Do It? was a much less interesting feature, a strip about a money-strapped wolf and the boss who is also his long-suffering pal. Good feature or not, producing two daily strips, neither of which were likely to be pulling in the dough needed to hire assistants, is an impressive feat.
Presenting this strip is a bit of an embarrassment – I only have examples starting in 1921, but my Stripper’s Guide notes have it starting in 1917 with no explanation of how I came to that conclusion. Can anyone shed light on the actual start date of the strip?
I do know that the strip ended in 1926, but I don’t have a specific end date. Again, anyone have more specific info?