Monday, 2 October 2006

Felix The Cat

One from the vault today. This is from the walk between Luna Park and Lavender Bay. I recommend it.

On the sculpture walk between Luna Park and Lavender Bay. Some claim that Felix was first by New Jersey cartoonist Otto Messmer. Others say that Felix was the brainchild of Australian cartoonist and film entrepreneur, Pat Sullivan.

Wikipedia says:

evidence seems to back up both claims. However, many historians, such as John Canemaker argue that Messmer ghosted for Sullivan. Other historians disagree. What is certain is that the cat emerged from Sullivan's studio.

1 comment:

  1. Ill support the aussie story for sure! Where else could such a crazy, zany character come from!?