Authors/Contributors

Ray Thompson

Document Type

Article

Date

Winter 1979

Embargo Period

2-22-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Bud Fisher, cartoonists, early twentieth century, Mutt and Jeff, William Randolph Hearst

Language

English

Disciplines

American Art and Architecture | American Popular Culture

Description/Abstract

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.

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