Alonzo by Jim Navoni

Jim Navoni was an early 20th-century American newspaper cartoonist, best remembered for continuing the comic strip 'Have You Seen Alonzo' for a brief period.  He was born in 1887 as James Angel Navoni in Napa, California into a family of Italian immigrants. He studied at the San Francisco Institute of Art from 1907 to 1911, and was a contributor to the school paper, the Pelican. He found employment with the San Francisco Call, where he drew the dog 'Alonzo' for the Saturday kids section from 2 March to 9 June 1912, in succession of artists like Ralph Yardley, Paul Terry and John Terry.

After leaving the Call, Navoni became an employer of a travelogue concern, and eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois. He had cartoons published in The Judge magazine, and developed daily features like 'Charley the Chump' and 'Looney Land' for the Wheeler-Nicholson syndicate in the 1920s. He eventually returned to Tapa, where he gave up cartooning and opened a tavern. He died in 1975.

Jim Navoni's Ink Slinger profile on the Stripper's Guide

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