Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cuddles, A Flapper in King Arthur's Court?

A 2004 post by John Adcock on the Platinum Age Comics discussion list introduced me to an (apparently) obscure strip called Cuddles, A Flapper at King Arthur's Court or Cuddles, An American Flapper in King Arthur's Court (1929-?) distributed by Kay Features, Inc. There are almost no references online, just at the Stripper's Guide blog (as far as I can determine), to the strip, and very few references to the cartoonist, Charles H. Forbell. I append an image of three strips (the first two and a third from later [?] in the narrative) that was linked to Adcock's post in the hopes that someone might have further information on the series.

I assume the use of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court as a source of inspiration was inspired by either Emmet J. Flynn's silent film from 1921 or Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart's 1927 Broadway musical.

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