Meet your favorite Famous American Cartoonists, on the cover of The New York Herald colored section!

Color section cover of The New York Herald, August 26th 1900. From the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. (click to enlarge)

Ah, the distinguished men of the funny pages in 1900. Who do you like best?

We think Carl Schultze is rather dashing. However, it was Dan Smith who regularly produced some of the most breathtaking covers for the Herald, which we’ll be featuring in the coming weeks. The Herald’s 8-page “colored section” featured not only comics, but overflowed with painted photographs, jokes, poems, commentary on fashion and society, and more. We have many of these complete colored sections in our San Francisco Academy of Cartoon Art Collection.