Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857–1937, American cartoonist and illustrator, b. Madison, Ohio. He began as a contributor to comic papers and was associated with Frank Leslie's publications for three years, with Puck for 18 years, and with the New York Journal. His work is characterized by extreme simplicity, vigor, and humor. He illustrated the works of Mark Twain, Bill Nye, Eugene Field, and Finley P. Dunne and wrote and illustrated Happy Hooligan (1902), Our Antediluvian Ancestors (1902), Alphonse and Gaston (1902), and John Bull (1903).
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