The word ‘easy’ here in Easy Edgar is used in the sense of vulnerability, as in an easy target. Poor little Edgar, dressed by his mama in what for all the world looks to be a tutu, is trying to impress (no mean feat when you’re wearing a tutu) only to have the rug pulled out from under him.
This series ran for only five episodes in the Philadelphia North American between November 23 1902 and May 3 1903. Jean Mohr, the cartoonist, used her space for her Sallie Slick strip much more often.
Still no definitve word on whether Jean Mohr was a man or a woman.
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the scan!