Colonel Potterby is an amiable gentleman and often a bit of a prankster. Along with his fellow prankster and love interest, the woman known as Duchess, he enjoys life and a good joke.
Colonel Potterby and the Duchess
King Features Syndicate
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The character Colonel Potterby is a whimsical elderly gentleman dressed in coat-and-tails and a top hat. He and the Duchess appeared in the series Colonel Potterby and the Duchess
which ran from 1934 thru 1963. The series was mostly a pantomime strip, but from time to time, a few lines were said. Unlike Young's other series Blondie
, this series was not bound by the confinements of family and reality. The humor is simple: take a funny idea and give it form and expression, and it works really well. Today the series is mostly forgotten and at best a small footnote in the works of Chic Young.
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If you enjoyed this character/series, you might enjoy
Katzenjammer Kids: Same type of humor.