Here’s an interesting strip that ran in the Boston Post from May 15 through August 27 1913. It was created by H. Boyleston Dummer, a cartoonist who usually specialized in animals. He occasionally popped up in Boston newspapers (mainly the Post and the Monitor), and ended up making a small name for himself as a children’s book author and illustrator.
Dummer was out of his element here, and though the strip was snappily drawn, it was turned over to the Post’s sports cartoonist, who signed himself Scott, on May 26. I suspect that this might be R. J. Scott, who later went on to to do the long running Scott’s Scrapbook, a Ripleys’ clone. I have no proof of this, just a guess. I haven’t been able to put my hands on any biographical material for R.J. Scott, so I’m at a loss there.
Scott continued the series ably, with a very different but excellent style, doing occasional strips in addition to his regular duties on the sports page.
Two more Dummer strips were printed in July, probably old stock, and then Scott did just a handful more of the series, petering out at the end of August.
PS – Sorry for the overly small images – Blogger compressed them on me. Don’t shoot the messenger … er … poster.