Happy Hooligan


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Happy Hooligan

simple and harmless tramp, serene and optimistic despite constant bad luck. [Comics: Horn, 302]
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His friends frequently wrangle warmly as to whether he is most like Bayard, Lancelot, or Happy Hooligan. Some say one, some the other.
Frederick Burr Opper created Happy Hooligan, a proto-Chaplin-esque tramp, at the dawn of the Sunday funnies.
Inspired by Frederick Burr Opper's early 20th-century comic Happy Hooligan, the work put Spiegelman's drawings into motion, with the help of animators Jason Patterson and Dan Abdo.
In addition to some of the names mentioned above, people suggested George Herriman ("Krazy Kat"), Winsor McCay ("Little Nemo in Slumberland"), Frederick Opper ("Happy Hooligan"), Milton Caniff ("Terry and the Pirates"), Elzie Segar ("Thimble Theatre," starring Popeye), and R.F.
Struggling to portray his own consciousness, he draws himself variously as a character from Maus and as classic cartoon figures from comics such as Happy Hooligan, Little Nemo in Slumberland, and Bringing Up Father.
The Rainbows For Life colt looked a decent prospect in the making when beating Happy Hooligan over six furlongs on this course in May last year, but success has not been forthcoming since.
Happy Hooligan, a half-brother to Shadeed, the Stoute-trained winner of the 1985 2000 Guineas, can register his first success in the Royal Caledonian Hunt Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Hamilton.
Wednesday: Nottingham 2.10 Love In Vain, 2.40 Happy Hooligan, 3.10 Wilrack Times, 4.40 Winsome George.
Another pioneer was Frederick Burr Opper with "Happy Hooligan" (1899).
His best-known cartoon was the bloated and repulsive picture of Big Business that he called "the Trusts." His most noted comic strips were a hobo, <IR> HAPPY HOOLIGAN </IR> , and his comic Frenchmen, Alphonse and Gaston.
The Flint Cottage handler has his team in decent form, and Niagara put up a good effort to open his account at Ayr last May when beating Happy Hooligan a length and three-quarters.
During the years, Hurd also met such cartooning legends as Walt Disney (1901-1966), "Mutt and Jeff " creator Bud Fisher (1885-1954), "Little Orphan Annie" creator Harold Gray (1894-1968), "Krazy Kat" creator George Herriman (1880-1944), "Bringing Up Father" creator George McManus (1884-1954) and "Happy Hooligan" creator Frederick Opper (1857-1937).