No hayey cross-hatching or shading. He succeeds only after making many more millions every time he invests recklessly, hoping to lose. One of McManus' friends, restaurateur James Moore, claimed he was the inspiration for the character Dinty Moorethe owner of Jiggs' favorite tavern. The only readily-available biographical information on George MacManus is contained in a three-part article he wrote with Henry La Cossit for Collier's in"Jiggs and I," which appeared in the issues for January 19 pp. He liked him so much that he gave Jiggs a dime every time he, Ryan, made a thousand dollars. Make it seem swell.
According to McManus, he introduced these same characters in other strips as early as November
Bringing Up Father and the Rest of the Comic Page
In the classic Sunday routine, Maggie locks Jiggs in his room, and he leaves by an upper story window, creeps along the cornice twenty stories above the ground to a telephone wire, walks the wire, swings to a steel girder suspended high above the street, and finally gets lowered to a convenient back alley from which it is but a few steps to Dinty's tavern and the goodly fellowship he craves. He read about a plane exploding in midair and automatically reached for a telegraph blank. You can use the reproduction number to purchase a copy from Duplication Services. As a preservation measure, we generally do not serve an original item when a digital image is available. At least once, syndicate editors were offended by McManus' daring to reveal Maggie's "superb figure": And only The Katzenjammer Kids which began December 12, and Gasoline Alley November 24, can claim comparable longevity— years for the Katzies, 91 for the Alley; both still running. Jul 26, at 1: