The Work of Greg Clark and Jimmie Frise

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“Ain’t We Got Fun!”

February 18, 1922

The title for this comic comes from the song “Ain’t We Got Fun“, which was first published in 1921, so it would still be a recent and popular song.

The Barber Shop

January 24, 1920

It is interesting to note, that when Jim was drawing in a more realistic style in the early 1920s for Life’s Little Comedies, he does not draw black people in a stereotypical manner.

Lunch-time Pastimes

January 5, 1924

Bringing in the New Year

December 27, 1919

It is encouraging to see that very early in Jim’s career (when he drew his comic in a realistic style), that he did not resort to physical stereotypes, as was common in comics of the era. See my post on About Stereotypes for more information. Though Jim did not use a physical stereotype in this comic, the speech of the Black man still is.

This is What Makes the Wild Woods Wilder

November 3, 1923

Life’s Little Tragedies

October 3, 1925

This comic is in the period of transition from “Life’s Little Comedies” to “Birdseye Center”. It is also unusual as Jim wrote in a copyright statement next to his signature.

“Five Minutes to Closing Time”

September 17, 1921

Why Not?

August 21, 1920

Another take on the concept of “summer bachelors”, husbands left working in the city on weekdays while the rest of the family is at the cottage all weekend.

The Winner

May 17, 1924

I’ve published some new information regarding stereotypes and racism and how it will be handled on this site, as well as an overall article on stereotypes in 20th century comics.

The Service Station

April 28, 1923

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