Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Fanny Y. Cory and the Girl on a Tuffet
She was born on October 17, 1877 and died on July 28, 1972. She illustrated many books and was a pioneering woman cartoonist - her two major comic strips being Sonny Sayings and Little Miss Muffet.
Last week I blogged on Cory's Little Miss Muffet Big Little Book and showed a few clipped comic strips. But I also own one original Cory drawing for Little Miss Muffet from the strip dated December 24, 1938.
The Little Miss Muffet strip was begun in 1935 and ran until at least 1940. Some on-line sources say the strip continued on until 1956 but I have see no strips that late.
I especially like the maid in this strip - she's always reminded me of Margaret Hamilton. We'll see some more Cory in the coming months - but that's it for today!