Herriman Saturday

Sunday, March 22 1908 — Yet another cartoon leading up to the big Battling Johnson / Fireman Jim Flynn fight. Herriman’s point in this cartoon is that Johnson, the giant European, has absolutely no finesse in the ring, but just wades in with fists flying, trusting that brute strength and a complete willingness to take punishment from his opponent will add up to an eventual heavyweight championship.In other words, he’s like a steamroller, willing and able to pulverize everything in its path.

The Hen Berry ‘weazel hat’ cartoon series continues … on and on …

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