The Ripples, by George Clark
'The Ripples' (16 March 1941).

George Clark was born in Oklahoma, and published his first cartoons in the Daily Oklahoman, the Oklahoma News and then the Cleveland Press. He eventually also made animation drawings for 'The Gumps' and illustrations for Collier's, Judge, McCall's and Country Gentleman. After joining the art staff of the Newspaper Enterprise Association, he made his first syndicated cartoon in 1929: 'Side Glances'. Clark is best known for the family cartoon panel 'The Neighbors', that ran through the Chicago Tribune-New York Daily News Syndicate from 1939. Shortly afterwards, he added a Sunday strip to the News' comics supplement, called 'Our Neighbors, the Ripples', later shortened to 'The Ripples'. The Sunday page was dropped in 1948, but the daily panel continued until 1971.

George Clark was an influence on John Kricfalusi.

Our Neighbors the Ripplets, by George Clark
'The Ripples', 1939. 

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