|Gladys Parker drawing Mopsy.|
Mopsy ‒ a willowy fashion plate with countless beaux ‒ was based on Parker herself. "I got the idea for Mopsy," she later explained, "when the cartoonist Rube Goldberg said my hair looked like a mop." Like Parker, the character was a tousled working girl who was endearingly scatterbrained.
Mopsy debuted in 1937, with some of the earliest cartoons appearing in Tudor City View, no doubt to publicize the budding enterprise. The strip wound up running for 30 years, at its peak appearing in over 300 newspapers.
A single-panel feature, Mopsy ran daily with a multi-panel story on Sundays.
|Dopplegangers: Gladys Parker and Mopsy|