Frederick Burr Opper

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Birthday
2, 1857
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Sep 28, 1937 (80)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1857
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Sep 28, 1937 (80)

About

One of the first American comic strip cartoonists. He worked as an illustrator for authors like Edgar Wilson Nye, Mark Twain and Finley Peter Dunne.

Before Fame

He was a political cartoonist and illustrator for Scribner’s Monthly, before joining William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal and starting his Happy Hooligan strip.

Trivia

As a seemingly inexhaustible foundation of humor, he often contributed multiple strips to a single day's newspaper issue.

Family Life

He had three children with his wife Nellie Barnett.

Associated With

Like all good political cartoonists, he poked fun at the politicians of his age, lampooning William McKinley and his opponents during the 1900 presidential elections.