Saturday, September 24, 2022

Today in Comics History, September 24: Happy birthday, Ham Fisher!

Born on this day in 1900 or 1901: comics writer and artist Ham Fisher, creator of the mega-popular newspaper strip strip and comic book Joe Palooka!



from Joe Palooka Comics (1945 series) #1 (Harvey, November 1945)

He was also an enemy of Al Capp (which makes him A-OK in my book)!


from Joe Palooka Comics (1945 series) #5 (Harvey, July 1946)

Hammy birthday, Hap! I mean...happy birthday, Ham!

2 comments:

Manqueman said...

Amazingly, Fisher is the bad guy here or, I suppose, the badder guy. I know, Al Capp was a pretty awful person, but Fisher was worse in this matter. See: https://www.tcj.com/hubris-and-chutzpah-how-lil-abner-kayod-joe-palooka-and-both-their-creators-came-to-grief-part-9/

Bully said...

Yikes! Thanks, Manqueman: I totally missed that series of articles over at TCJ.com. Verrrry interesting!