We covered Beatrice and Her Brother Bill as an obscurity way back in 2007 (surprisingly, I didn’t write the post in ancient Greek). I was recently riffling through the still large numbers of unprocessed scans Cole Johnson sent me back in the day and discovered that I had the first two episodes of the series, plus a later one in which Cousin Percy had been added to the mix. How could I resist sharing them?
M.T. “Penny” Ross wasn’t much of a gag-writer — he relied on slapstick for most of the humor — but wow, what a great cartoonist he was. Love his art deco sensibility here in 1914, long before the movement had even gotten its name.