Syracuse University Special Collections, Bud Fisher, cartoonists, early twentieth century, Mutt and Jeff, William Randolph Hearst
American Art and Architecture | American Popular Culture
The George Arents Research Library for Special Collections at Syracuse University has an extensive collection of original drawings by American cartoonists. Among the most famous of these are Bud Fisher's "Mutt and Jeff."
Bud Fisher set the pattern of a new phase of visual entertainment that has endured and blossomed to this day. Everybody knows of "Mutt and Jeff" - an American institution and a synonym for "tall and short." Fisher was one of the most copied of the early cartoonists. One can trace his influence through dozens of strips created between 1910 and 1920.
Thompson, Ray. "Bud Fisher—Pioneer Dean of the Comic Artists." The Courier 16.3 and 16.4 (1979): 23-36.