Herman by Clyde Lamb
Herman, from Montréal newspaper Le Nouveau Journal (8/11/1961)

Born in Sidney Richland, Montana, Clyde Lamb lived a wild life during his early years. He spent several years in a reform school for boys and was imprisoned in the Indiana State Penitentiary from 1937 to 1947.
He became famous in the 1940's drawing cartoons while in prison. Lamb began his pantomime newspaper comic 'Herman' in 1950. It was distributed through The Register and Tribune Syndicate from about until the artist's death in Dublin, Ireland, in 1966. The comic was not related to the strip of the same name by Jim Unger. In addition to cartooning, Lamb also did a lot of oil painting.
Clyde Lamb's granddaughter wrote to Lambiek:
"The story about him and my grandmother is a true love story. He became famous in the 1940's drawing cartoons while in prison and then really exploded his career after that when he remarried my grandmother. She divorced him when he went to prison because of the shame but waited for him and remarried him when he was released. He loved the outdoors, traveling, art and music."

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