Second of all, Mike Peterson's Sunday entry over at the Daily Cartoonist alerted me that in my post on women in 1921 comics the day before, I somehow managed to overlook completely the contributions of Edwina Dumm (1893-1990).
Female cartoonists were an extreme rarity 100 years ago; Edwina Dumm nevertheless was the all-purpose cartoonist for the Columbus Saturday Monitor starting in 1915, then penned a respectably successful comic strip, "Cap Stubbs and Tippie," from 1918 until her retirement in 1966. It was originally syndicated by George Matthew Adams Service until that syndicate folded in 1965; it was distributed through the Washington Star for its final year.
|"Cap Stubbs and Tippie" by Edwina Dumm, for G.M.Adams Service, March 29, 1921|
Here's the March 29, 1921 installment of "Cap Stubbs and Tippie," which seems a typical example of Dumm's gentle humor and easy story-telling style. You can also find a 1949 specialty drawing of hers featuring the strip's title characters at Stripper's Guide here.
I hope to have the presence of mind when Women's History Month rolls around next year to have a better tribute to Dumm, Fay King, and whatever other women cartoonists whose work I can find from 1922.