The Mystery Men (5 September 1924)
Richard "Dick" Taylor was a famous illustrator for magazines like The New Yorker, Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post since the 1930s. Born in For William, Ontario, he began his career as a cartoonist and comic strip artist in 1920s Toronto. In 1924 he got a job at the Evening Telegram, and created his comic strip 'The Mystery Men', which he signed with Dick. The strip ran for only a couple of months, after which Taylor became a commercial artist in Toronto.
In 1927 he joined the staff of The Goblin as art director. When this magazine folded as a result of the Depression, Taylor contributed to several left-wing publications, including Masses magazine and The Worker (creating the weekly strip 'Dad Plugg'). By 1935 he was hired by Simon & Shuster in New York to work for The New Yorker. He settled in the US in the following year.
The Mystery Men (27 July 1924)