When Harold Gray went Meta in Little Orphan Annie

Roman á clef comics go all the way back to the start and Library of American Comics editor Dean Mullaney called my attention to this sequence in Little Orphan Annie, where Tik Tok, a frequent Harold Gray stand-in, become a cartoonist…and gets all the perks and pains that come with it—including criticism for Gray’s politics. The more things change….



  1. In fact, Harold Gray’s politics have even come back into fashion. :/

  2. george says:

    Yes, Gray would be cheering for the Tea Party if he were still around.

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