whoever m. knapp is
I got M. Knapp's old Mutt & Jeff comic for 2 bucks in Bennington Vermont a couple of weeks ago. Just a curiosity really - I'm not a big Mutt & Jeff fan. Two middle-aged low class geezers always trying to get anonymous "prop" pretty girls to kiss them, or trick each other into whitewashing a fence? My initial reaction as I started reading this thing was "How does this fit into the Harvey Universe"?
Then I read the Richie Rich guest star piece and remembered the kind of twisted messages Harvey comics could send to the Youth of America. Money worship, defeating bullies by being a bigger bully, fat jokes - what a gutter!
But what's even more creepy about this particular R Rich story is the art. What's up with the slightly reduced adult men in Richie's class? Their more-or-less normal proportions make Richie's head look grossly hydrocephalic. Why is Hogan scared of a sissy rich boy? And whose idea was it to put those little bow ties on Richie's SOCKS?
Wait, I'm getting off track. The crazy story and the little sock bowties are all just normal Richie Rich ickiness. The main thing I wanted to show you was the slightly-reduced adult classmate.