Here is the second episode of Peter Newell’s Wishing Willy, I do not have any more, though there were six, if Allan Holtz‘s American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide is correct. Help in finding the missing ones (and better scans of these) would be appreciated.
Even though the strip was not successful, it might have provided inspiration for Thornton Fisher‘s Wishing Wisp, which started in the New York Herald on 31 August 1913 and ran until 12 April 1914. Fisher was “one of the worst hacks of the comic strip world” according to Holtz. Judging by the examples on Barnacle Press, however, The Wishing Wisp was not really that bad, at least as far as the drawing is concerned.
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