Fashion Plate Fannie - Will Donald

Whilst researching Will Donald for the forthcoming The Cartoons of Will Donald I wanted to get a sample of his newspaper strip Fashion Plate Fannie (1923-1931) and managed to track down a children's supplement (Star Twinkles) for the Auckland Star with Donald's strip filling half a tabloid page. I was also handed a couple dozen isolated clipped panels of Fashion Plate Fannie, clipped from the disintegrating papers. Fashion Plate Fannie is notable as one of the few Australian strips featured in New Zealand newspapers alongside May Gibbs' Tiggy Touchwood, Jimmy Bancks' Us Fellers, and Pat Sullivan's Felix the Cat.

Each isolated panel below is from a different week's installment of Fashion Plate Fannie.