Here’s one of those kid strips from the 1900s that number in the hundreds. This kid is named Gimpey, and if he’s not careful he’s going to lose his star status to this Judge Sobersides joker who is horning in on the fun.
Gimpey ran as an occasional feature of the Boston Globe Sunday comics sections from March 5 1905 to February 4 1906*. The strips are signed Williams, and I have long believed that they are by O.P. Williams; the art style is right, and he was in Boston, where he would later cartoon for the Herald and the Traveler. Oddly, though, Alex Jay didn’t seem to find any mentions of his being at the Globe for his Ink-Slinger Profile. I’m sticking with the ID, though, until proven wrong.
* Boston Globe index by Dave Strickler.