A Brief History of Funny Animal Comics
Once upon a time, funny animals roamed the pages of American comics. Beginning with the anthropomorphic bears of pioneering cartoonist James Swinnerton at the turn of the last century, the funny animals genre played a significant role in early comics history in the US.
I’ve also placed a link to this essay in the new Comics History Research Page.
Image: Walt Kelly’s Pogo Comics – Source: mycomicshop.com