Accounts of George Herriman’s arrival in New York City are livened with the blend of facts and storytelling that is the hallmark of early newspaper humor writing. Some stories are Herriman’s own creations. Others are from friends. Some tales are plausible, other ludicrous. Herriman acknowledged this years later when an interviewer came to his house to ask about the early days. “I think it would be a good thing if you had two or three men all together,” he said. “Maybe they would be telling the truth.”

-Michael Tisserand, Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White

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