Found in the Collection: “Small Potatoes” by Mary G. Jones | The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog | Ladies Making Comics |
Today we’re highlighting one true enigma of the 1903 newspaper pages- Small Potatoes by Mary G. Jones. Yes indeed, one of the very earliest known female newspaper strip cartoonists, of whom we humbly admit to having absolutely no information on. With such a common name, ancestry databases turn up no revealing information about her life. Jones’ adorably bizarre Small Potatoes ran through the New York Herald syndicate, from July 19th through September 6th in 1903.