Chris Mautner over at the Newsarama blog linked to the 1921 “Our Ku Klux Klan” comics I dug up. I like all the colorful and big words Chris uses, he’s got a real smart headbone:
“Craig Yoe is always digging up the oddest comics and cartoons from yesteryear, but this one has to take the proverbial cake. Itâ€™s called â€œOur Own Klu Klux Klanâ€ by Al Zere and is exactly what you are afraid it might be. Sort of.
“You see, instead of crusading against miscegenation, these cartoonish hooded figures are racing about the city to ensure shiftless gadabouts find work and to divert caring mothers out of the house so young swains can pitch woo with their daughters. Yeah, cause thatâ€™s what society needs.”
Speaking of Linkers, in addition to Chris, I want to thank Dirk Deppey at the terrific Journalista comics news blog who links to the Arf Lovers blog nearly every day, often with pix! Dirk’s my hero! I often thank Dirk but he’s quick to point out that kissing up does absolutely no good, he links solely on the basis of what he thinks his readers are interested in. Well, none-the less, it makes me feel good that Dirk thinks his readers are interested in matters Arf that he links so often! Dirk is such an above reproach journalist now that I’ve publically thanked him he now probably won’t ever link to me again to avoid an appearance of impropriety. The story of my life…
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)