Obscurity of the Day: Colonel Daffy-Dil Nutty

By the 1910s the McClure Syndicate Sunday funnies sections were become more and more a patchwork of reprints and barely professional work.Colonel Daffy-Dil-Nutty is a good example of this trend. The strip, which lasted a little over a year, was a sort of Foxy Grandpa knockoff. Not truly awful, just sort of — there. No serious energy was expended on either art or gags. In this example I would bet that the Colonel’s lame lines came straight out of the filler in the back of a bad joke book.

The strip was never signed except for an occasional “W” monogram and ran from December 3 1911 to January 26 1913.

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