1. In a bid to revive interest in a strip that was considered way over the hill, King Features hired underground cartoonist Bobby London to take over. What was the strip, and what happened to end the experiment?
2. Here’s one to see whether you’re reading the new NBM Bringing Up Father book. The Jiggs’ son was seldom seen in the strip, and was usually referred to as simply “Sonny”. But in 1913 he had a real name. What was it? And for extra points, how did McManus often misspell the family’s name early on?
3. An adventure strip cartoonist, an influential Midwest editorial cartoonist and a comic book star cum moviemaker all share the same name. What is it?
4. Hank Ketcham might have thought he was coming up with a unique name for his panel Dennis the Menace but on the very same week another Dennis the Menace made his debut over in England. But that’s not the question. I want to know who did the very short-lived first American newspaper comic strip called Dennis the Menace in 1943.
5. Jud Hurd, the much-missed publisher of Cartoonist Profiles, was also responsible for the art on two long-running syndicated panels. Name them.