Mystery Illustration 88

In the Golden Age of comics, there was no internet to provide reference fotos for odd creatures or other objects/places/people which an artist might need to draw.

What creature is this artist attempting to depict?

The answer is here (page 23).

Or after the jump.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 06, 2019
     Category: Animals | Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art | Comics | 1950s

My guess was that it was a poorly drawn ordinary dog. At least the word "dog" is part of the common name for this rodent.
Posted by Fritz on 11/06/19 at 07:49 AM
You can google an 1804 cartoon of Thomas Jefferson and a prairie dog (Lewis and Clark actually brought him one), which is even less accurate than this.
Posted by Dr. Fian on 11/06/19 at 08:19 AM
My guess was a rodent of unusual size (RUS).
Posted by Judy on 11/06/19 at 11:36 AM
Maybe he didn't depict "prairie dog" very well, but he totally nailed "asshole".
Posted by Wilson on 11/06/19 at 12:24 PM
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