This strip from July 20, 1947 shows once again that, when you opened your Sunday newspaper to “the SPIRIT Section,” there was no way to tell just what you would find. Grim fatalistic noir, sharp satire, goofy slapstick, human interest… everything was grist for the mill as far as Will Eisner was concerned.

As you read this admittedly offbeat tale, you might wonder if possibly these comic strip creators might not be based on real life artists and their all-too-genuine feuds and rivalries. It might not reach the bitter level of Ham Fisher’s bloodlust against Al Capp, but there is a story behind the story here. Several in fact.

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