Here’s another Betty Boop cartoon with a guest star from the funny pages… here with Carl Anderson’s Henry. Unlike the comic strip, for some reason they decided Henry should talk in the movie. A strange decision, as I don’t think it adds much to have him talk in the cartoon, or even to the storytelling… and it is certainly a big part of his comic strip’s appeal. Boy oh boy does Henry look wrong with a mouth. Come to think of it, boy does Henry look wrong.
Here’s another huge old Sunday scan for you. There are two strips on this page from 1903… the top is
a series of one panel gags by a number of different cartoonists. The only legible signature is that of “Joe Rigby” in the second panel. Here are close ups of the other ones… can anyone out there identify these cartoonists?
From panel 1.
UPDATE: Cole Johnson identified the artist of panel 1 as Carl Anderson.
From panel 3. Looks like “Sanders.”
UPDATE: Cole Johnson identified the artist of panel 3 as C.R.McAuley.
Panel 4 is unsigned.
From panel 5.
UPDATE: Cole Johnson identified the artist of panel 5 as Carl Anderson (as with panel 1).
From panel 6.
UPDATE: Cole Johnson speculates that panel 6 may be by George Herriman… definitely looks like a likely possibility to me as well, although that signature-like scribble may indicate otherwise.
From panel 7. The art looks a bit like James Swinnerton, but I doubt it is him.
UPDATE: Cole Johnson identifies this panel as being by William Marriner.