This fantasy strip by a fellow who went by the name Artigue is a pretty fair imitator to Winsor McCay’s Dream of the Rarebit Fiend series. Unlike McCay’s series, though, Artigue doesn’t use the conceit of an upset stomach to get the fun started, he just lets his characters’ minds run away with them.
He Just Imagined It – That’s All ran in the Boston Herald for just a few months, from December 30 1906 to March 10 1907, but continued in the W.E. Haskell-syndicated version of the Herald‘s Sunday section until the end of the line for the whole shebang on August 30 1908. I guess the Herald felt a little self-conscious about having a poor man’s McCay running in their own paper, but figured it was fine for out in the sticks.
We’ve met Artigue on one other occasion way back in 2006, with Chris and Christena’s Courtship.