Asthma Simpson, by Billy Liverpool

Billy Liverpool was an American newspaper artist from the first half of the 20th Century. In 1915, he did the newspaper comic 'Asthma Simpson, the Village Queen'. He was hired by Bud Fisher to do most of the artwork on the 'Mutt and Jeff' comic in the 1920s. Liverpool was an artist for William Randolph Hearst, originally assigned to draw 'Mutt and Jeff' after Fisher's departure in 1915. However, Fisher won the lawsuit over Hearst, reclaiming the rights over his own characters. Liverpool left the 'Mutt and Jeff' comic in 1934.

Last updated: 2006-12-26

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