Art: Cowboy Cartoonist

Every weekday 20,000,000 Americans rustle through the back pages of their newspapers to read a single-frame comic that looks as though it might have been drawn by a gifted, quizzical schoolboy. It is called Out Our Way and it is published in more newspapers (725 daily; 230 Sunday) than any other comic in the world. Unlike most U. S. comics, it has no continued story, no gags, no grotesque exaggerations, no scenes set in fantastic eras of the distant future or past.

Often it is pathetic rather than funny. The people it depicts are...

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