Sunday, August 22, 2010

Adventures of Captain Morgan

The Adventures of Captain Morgan began on September 8 1949. These samples are from the Stanstead Journal, Quebec's oldest weekly newspaper. Stanstead is home to about only 3000 people so the strip may have been syndicated from elsewhere. Did it have anything to do with Seagram's Captain Morgan Rum? An advertising ploy? And who was the "foremost Canadian cartoonist" mentioned in the blurb?


Anonymous said...

The website Lambiek believes the cartoonist may have been Pierre Saint-Loup. You could start there looking for Captain Morgan's creator:

Thanks for the neat posts as always,
jim in mississauga

john adcock said...

Thanks, Jim. I should have thought to Google the title.