Mr. Skygack Visits a Diner T-Shirt
ABOUT THIS IMAGE:
Mr. Skygack From Mars #5, November 1, 1907: "Visited unique food emporium---Person behind fence expressing himself with spirited emphasis---Am told institution is run with view to solving cost of living---Patrons roost on high perch while feeding---Often hear word 'PIE'."
Images in my store have been copied, cleaned and colorized to properly welcome Mr. Skygack to the 21st Century!
ABOUT MR. SKYGACK:
Mr. Skygack from Mars" was a comic panel, penned by A. D. Condo, from 1907 to the mid 1910's. His mission was to come to earth and take notes of earthling behavior to report back to Mars. Unfortunately, Mr. Skygack wasn't familiar with earthling behavior, so he was forever misunderstanding the scene which he observed, making for some rather comical situations.
MR. SKYGACK'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Mr. Skygack, having arrived here on earth from Mars, is the first science fiction newspaper comic character...but he does not receive the credit for this accomplishment! Buck Rogers, who was created as a character in 1928 and as a newspaper comic in 1929 receives the credit for being the first sci-fi newspaper comic, even though Mr. Skygack pre-dates his strip by 22 years!!!
In the early days of comic strips & panels, it seems that there was not a set rule for regularity. Weekly features seemed to appear in the newspapers that carried them with regularity, but although "daily" comics did exist in some newspapers, other newspapers didn't seem to observe the rule. I have found Mr. Skygack comics appearing in the same paper four times in one week, and then not at all for the next two weeks. I have also found a particular Skygack panel in one newspaper, only to appear a week or two later in another paper. For this reason, when "dating" Mr. Skygack From Mars, I use the earliest date which I have personally found.