Harold Arthur McGill was was a Canadian artist who lived in New York. He was the first English Canadian to work full time as a comic strip artist. McGill was a political cartoonist, before he began working as a newspaper comic artist in 1904. In his strips, he depicted the lives of young workers in the city. The most popular of his creations was 'The Hall Room Boys', which ran in three different newspapers from 1906 until 1923. The strip was later renamed 'Percy and Ferdy'. Other strips by McGill were 'Cinderella Peggy' and 'Hazel the Heart-Breaker'.