Newton Newkirk

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Clyde C. Newkirk (August 29, 1870 - May 15, 1938), who published under the pseudonym, Newton "Newt" Newkirk was an American humorist.[1] He produced a comic strip and various humorous publications. [2]

Newkirk was hired by the Boston Post in 1901. His Bingville Bugle comic strip inspired Bing Crosby's firstname after it was his nickname as a child.[3][4] In the comic strip, Bingo was pear-shaped with protruding ears.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://credo.library.umass.edu/view/full/muph061-sl529-i001 Vintage photo of Newkirk
  2. ^ "Newton Newkirk (Newkirk, Newton, 1870-1938) | The Online Books Page". onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-04. 
  3. ^ "#TBT: The satirical Boston newspaper column that gave Bing Crosby his name". Boston.com. 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2018-06-04. 
  4. ^ wcaldwell@joplinglobe.com, Bill Caldwell. "Bill Caldwell: The Bingville Bugle poked fun at life in a rural community". Joplin Globe. Retrieved 2018-06-04. 
  5. ^ "Bingville Bugle". leonardodesa.interdinamica.net. Retrieved 2018-06-04.