Comic strip in a daily newspaper

Chicago American daily newspaper in 1904, printed a comic strip in black and white, called “A. Piker Clerk,” by Claire Briggs, an artist and author. The strip was about horseracing, which began appearing in the sports pages.

Date:
      1904
Name(s):
      Claire Briggs
Occupation:
      Artist
      Author
Location:
      Chicago, IL, USA


Additional Information:

  • A. Piker Clerk – Wikipedia
    A. Piker Clerk was a short-lived yet influential newspaper American comic strip created in 1903 by the cartoonist Clare Briggs. It was syndicated in William Randolph Hearst’s Chicago American for a short period.
  • Don Markstein’s Toonopedia: A. Piker Clerk
    Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, one of the publishers for whom the term “Yellow Journalism” was invented, wasn’t one to flinch from low culture.
  • The first DAILY COMIC STRIP: ‘A.Piker Clerk’, drawn by … – Pinterest
  • Clare Briggs A. Piker Clerk Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 06 …
    Clare Briggs A. Piker Clerk Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 06 (Chicago American, 1906) A large example of the first daily continuity strip: Briggs’ A. Piker Clerk.

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