Merely Margy, a Comic Strip by John Held Jr.

27 09 2008

Merely Margy Comic Strip, by John Held Jr.
Clipping from The San Francisco Examiner
© 1929 King Features Syndicate, Inc.
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

John Held Jr. is best known for his caricaturization of the 1920s flapper girl, and other characters of the Jazz Age. His cover illustrations and caricatures adorned such magazines as Life, Judge, The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook and Vanity Fair.

In 1925, Held started a single-panel cartoon feature for United Features Syndicate, called Oh! Margy!. By 1927, Held transformed the idea into a daily comic strip, Merely Margy, An Awfully Sweet Girl, for King Features Syndicate.

I recently found a pile of newspaper clippings from the 20s-30s, including six comic strips of Merely Margy, printed in 1929 in the San Francisco Examiner. Expect to see more scans, shortly.

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3 responses

25 10 2008
Gayle Delaney

Dear Paula,

I hope you know about the Art Deco Society and all the fun things we do! You would surely feel at thome there. (www.artdecosociety.org)
Best,
Gayle

6 05 2009
Lidian

What a wonderful find! And thank you for pointing me towards your blog, it is terrific!

1 11 2009
Bad Housewife

What a great find. Thank you so much for sharing!

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