Babe Bunting, from Famous Funnies #24

Roy L. Williams was the author of a newspaper strip called 'Babe Bunting', which was syndicated through the Ledger Syndicate from 27 May 1935 to 10 February 1940. The strip is about a little girl called Babe who is abandoned in a movie theater. She is taken in by a kind lady, while a search is organized to find the child's ill mother and her missing locket.

Some sources credit the artist as the Roy Williams (1907-1976) who worked as an animator and gag writer for The Walt Disney Company from 1930 through the 1960s, and who is known as "The Big Mouseketeer" in the Mickey Mouse Club TV shows from 1955 to 1959. A source of Allan Holtz from the 'American Newspaper Comics' encyclopedia states that Roy L. Williams passed away in October 1938, and that the final year-and-a-half of 'Babe Bunting' was made by Kemp Starrett. Besides publications in newspapers, 'Babe Bunting' was also published in the early comic book 'Famous Funnies' by Eastern Color Printing between 1936 and 1940. It furthermore ran in Italy in 1937-1938.

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