“This Is (Not) a (China) Egg” (Krazy Chat / 6 May 1920)

Full title:
THIS IS (NOT) A (CHINA) EGG: Immigration, Fake News, & White-Mouse-on-Black-Cat Violence in Coconino County, 1920

6 May, 2020: Another weekly reading of George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat” daily strip from exactly the same date, one hundred years before.

When we started reading this one, I saw only a crude vaudevillian riff on racist stereotypes. But as with all Herriman’s work, there’s a lot going on beneath the surface… or should we say, “in the basement”?

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Published by Marek

Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

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