I know there are plenty of experts on old newspaper comics out there.
So here's challenge for you!
Let's see who can beat the rest.
From wich strip is this taken?
Who said it should be easy? ;)
OK! I know it's almost impossible. You deserve a hint:
It's from the 20's. And some nice samples will be posted here soon. :)
Edit: To give you a reasonable chance to figure this out here's an image. (With the main character's face deleted.)
Edit: Here are a few more hints. This artist later took over a strip created by a man who left that strip to create one of the most successful of all time. This artist also worked as an assistant on one of the funniest (at least in the 20's and 30's) and still running strips. In the end of his career he worked as an assistant to a comic strip artist known for his abstract images.