The Family Next Door, by Bob Satterfield
The Family Next Door

Robert W. Satterfield was a Cleveland cartoonist who signed his work as Bob Satterfield or just simply Sat. Born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, he began his career selling cartoons to the Cleveland Press in 1896. He formed the art department of the Kansas City World from 1898 to 1902 and was subsequently hired as a fulltime cartoonist for the Cleveland News. Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt's passion for hunting and the subsequent introduction of the Teddy bear, inspired him to create his cartoon panel 'Sat's Bear', which was a feature of Cleveland's daily life.

Cartoon by Robert Satterfield
Cartoon from 3 August 1914

His political cartoons were also syndicated to local newspapers like the Binghamton Sun and the Rock Island Argus. He created the newspaper strips 'Oh, Thunder' (1915-1916) and the comic strip 'The Family Next Door' (Bonnet-Brown Syndicate, 1926-1928). In the 1920s he also made the daily panel 'Days We'll Never Forget'. Satterfield self-published a collection of his cartoons called 'Fifty Cartoons by Satterfield' in 1913. It was limited to 150 signed and numbered copies and is quite rare.

Oh, Thunder, by Bob Satterfield
Oh Thunder

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