The publishing plan for this site will be:

  • Greg-Jim Saturday: A story published between 1932 and 1948 with Greg and Jim as characters
  • Comic Tuesday: One of Jim’s comics from 1919 to 1948 (Life’s Little Comedies, Birdseye Center, Juniper Junction)
  • Miscellaneous Thursday: Illustrations, news articles, advertisements, or other material

This will all start on January 5, 2019. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of their employment at the Toronto Star Weekly. Both had worked for the Toronto Star Daily before the war. J. H. Cranston, editor of the Star Weekly, and Joseph Atkinson, publisher of the Toronto Star, wanted to boost original content in the Weekly, and Greg and Jim were some of the first staff transferred.

War Documents

Both enlisted in 1916, and both were injured in the war by artillery. On April 21, 1917, an exploding shell cost Jim his index finger on his left hand, and suffered tendon damage which resulted in limited movement in his other fingers. This injury took him out of the war. Greg was injured on his very first day in the line on November 23, 1916. An exploding shell shattered his right eardrum and hurled him down dugout steps. This caused permanent hearing loss in that ear. He did not report his injury. He did not want to appear weak, and be forced back home after only arriving.

Greg’s Enlistment papers (1 of 2)
Greg’s Enlistment papers (2 of 2)
Jim’s Enlistment papers (1 of 2)
Jim’s Enlistment papers (2 of 2)