The Work of Greg Clark and Jimmie Frise

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Afraid to Go Home

December 11, 1920

This drawing went with a short article advertising the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund, a charity for the poor. The article talks of the unemployed father who finds it hard to go home to the family for the Christmas season with nothing. It still runs every year, and you can donate at the link above.

Ontario’s Crime Sheet Amazingly Clean

November 27, 1926

This illustration accompanied a story by Frederick Griffin about the higher rate of crime in the United States due to gangsters and Prohibition.

Harvest Home Chicken Supper at Birdseye Center

November 21, 1925

This illustration accompanied a generic article by Raymond Knister about community or church suppers usually held in the fall. In this case, “Birdseye Center” was used as a generic term to describe a small town, and did not have anything to do with Jim’s comic. John Knister was known primarily for his realistic narratives set in rural Canada.

“Fowl Supper the Following Night”

November 9, 1929

These illustrations by Jim accompanied an article by Ephraim Acres (the pen name of Hugh Templin). He wrote many stories about “Glenlivit”, a fictional small town, for the Star Weekly in the late 1920s and early 1930s. “Glenlivit” was also a pseudonym for the town of Fergus Ontario, where he was the newspaper editor of the Fergus New Record.

Mrs. Fiegenbaum’s Fur Coat

October 22, 1921

This illustration went with a humorous story by Edith G. Bayne.

“Just a Little Wider, Please!”

July 25, 1925

This illustration accompanied a story by Amy Carr about the dentist. I have no information on who she was.

When will Canada Come of Age?

July 3, 1926

This illustration went with a story by “a Returned Soldier” who was upset that Canada’s birthday (then called Dominion Day) was only partially celebrated or only in small groups with no coordinated effort. He felt there should be more fireworks (which was more likely to be set off on Victoria Day at the time) and more marching bands.

Thursday is a Day of Rice and Romance at the Union Station

June 11, 1921

This illustration accompanied a story on newlyweds.

Rich Rowdies Ejected from Toronto Homes

June 9, 1923

These images went with an article about declining manners by Laura Mason.

June 9, 1923
June 9, 1923

Enter Foreigners – Exit Johnny Canucks

May 24, 1924

This illustration went with an article by Fred Griffin on immigrants who obtained citizenship. “Johnny Canuck” was a slang term for Canadians.

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