1. A famous newspaper editor once told a young cartoonist who brought in a strip proposal, in part, “why don’t you try putting a dress on that kid?”. Mythology, perhaps, but who was the editor, who was the cartoonist, and what was the resulting blockbuster feature?
2. Jim Ivey, venerable editorial cartoonist and contributor to the Stripper’s Guide blog, also did the lovely scratchboard illustrations for what feature of the 1970s?
3. Comic books don’t have all the hyper-muscular fun; newspaper comics have had their fair share of superheroes. Name the character who was arguably the very first comic strip superhero from wa-a-a-y back in 1902.
4. World Color Printing, major preprint comic section producer of the 1900s and 10s, lost interest in that part of their business in the 20s when they won a lucrative printing contract. What national publication did they start printing that caused them to put their Sunday comics business on auto-pilot?
5. Speaking of preprint comic sections, the George Matthew Adams Service tried to do one in 1935. What oddball space opera strip headlined their line-up?