The Press: Little Guy

Many a U.S. citizen, stoutly convinced that only a Briton could laugh at a British joke, was unknowingly doing it himself last week. A pantomime comic strip called Louie, a month after its U.S. invasion, was already in 28 newspapers, including the Milwaukee Journal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Oakland Tribune.

Created by a solemn, helpless-looking Liverpudlian named Harry Hanan, Louie is a solemn, helpless-looking little man with a bald head, a deadpan, a huge nose resting firmly on a huge mustache. Louie has no fixed profession. Sometimes he is a barber (as was Hanan's...

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