The morning argument

The November 26 1936 edition of the Globe and Mail contained this pair of syndicated cartoons, bundled together as “The Morning Argument”:


Robert Quillen (1887-1948) was a journalist and humorist based in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. By the 1930s, his work was regularly appearing in over 400 newspapers. The cartoon in “Aunt Het” was drawn by illustrator John H. Striebel (1891-1962).

Claude Callan (1881-1956) was a humorist and newspaper columnist who lived in Texas. “Poor Pa” was created in 1925, and was syndicated in over 100 newspapers by the early 1930s. I’m not sure who the illustrator was, but “Poor Pa” looks a lot like “Aunt Het”, so it might have been drawn by Mr. Striebel as well.

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