Herriman Saturday

November 5 1909 — Another Baron Mooch strip that was omitted from Blackbeard’s book. This one  has Herriman stealing a gag from Winsor McCay’s Dream of the Rarebit Fiend. The gag swipe is unfortunate (and a rarity for Herriman), but even so not all is bad. To atone for his sin Herriman offers us a lovely graphical flourish, framing the entire strip as a word and art balloon for the sleeping Baron.

2 comments on “Herriman Saturday

  1. I think the book referenced is from the Hyperion Press series in 1977. Blackbeard was very shoddy historian, and the Hyperions were typically full of errors, including the self evident claim that they were all "The complete" first year, or classic year or even entire run of whatever title was being reprinted.

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