Gluyas Williams was one of the early American comic artists, whose work appeared around the 1920s. He created comics in a clear black and white style, often commenting on current themes such as censorship and the Prohibition. His work appeared in magazines like Life, Collier's, Century and The New Yorker. He also illustrated books, such as 'Father of the Bride' by Edward Streeter. His work was so popular, that a collection appeared already in 1929, called 'The Gluyas Williams Book'.