Peter Montgomery wrote:
> The cartoon strip The Katzenjammer Kids is familiar to me -- haven't
> seen one for ages though.
The Katzenjammer Kids is still published. There is a recent Sunday
Pretty much agreeing with Peter's comment of "I think the cartoonist
went the way of al[l] flesh," the text on the page says:
Rudolph Dirks created The Katzenjammer Kids in 1897 for the American
Humorist, the famed Sunday supplement of the New York
Journal. Inspired in part by Max Und Moritz, the famous German
children's stories of the 1860s, The Katzenjammer Kids featured the
adventures of Hans and Fritz, twins and fellow warriors in the battle
against any form of authority. "The Katzies" rebelled against Mama
(their own mother, of course), der Captain (the shipwrecked sailor who
acted as their surrogate father) and der Inspector (dreaded
representative of the school authorities).
The oldest comic strip still in syndication, The Katzenjammer Kids was
adapted to the stage in 1903 and inspired countless animated
cartoons. Today the feature is drawn by Hy Eisman. The U.S. Postal
Service also saluted the Katzies with a commemorative stamp.
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