Californian artist Raymond Crawford Ewer succeeded George Frink on the newspaper strip 'Slim Jim' in 1910. Not much is known about this artist, except that he started cartooning around 1908 and that he devoted himself to the 'Slim Jim' strip with the same humor and inventiveness as his predecessor. When he left the strip in 1913, he contributed to publications like Judge and Puck. Ewer died in 1915, and was succeeded by Stanley Armstrong, who continued to draw it until 1937. Ewer died of tuberculosis in August 1915.