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Frederick Opper

 (1857 - 1937)
Frederick Burr Opper was active/lived in Ohio.  Frederick Opper is known for political and humorous cartoons.

Biography   Frederick Opper


Frederick Burr Opper created several famous newspaper comics, such as 'Happy Hooligan', which made its first appearance in March, 1900 in the William Randolph Hearst journals. In 1871, when he was only fourteen years old, Opper started drawing cartoons for "The Madison Gazette". At the age of twenty, he moved to the magazine 'Wild Oats', where he accepted a job as a staff artist. Meanwhile, he also did freelance work for other magazines including "Puck" and "Harper's Bazaar". Opper created the characters Alphonse & Gaston and Maud the Mule. For several years, he worked for the "New York Journal", drawing a weekly comic.

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