Jim Cleaveland

November 20, 2018

Christmas stories printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Hi, Mr. Pinkwater!

As I recall, for several years back in the late 80’s or early 90’s, the Philadelphia Inquirer published serialized Christmas-themed short stories written by you and illustrated by Tony Auth.  Have they ever been reprinted? If not, is there a way I could get a copy of them (other than looking through the original newspapers on microfilm or the electronic equivalent)?

Thank you!

–Jim Cleaveland

Daniel replies:

Tony Auth was the Pulitzer Prize-winner editorial cartoonist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he was my partner in creating NORB, a comic strip distributed by King Features for one year. (I don't recall whether the Inquirer carried our strip). I do not remember that paper carrying Christmas stories written by me and illustrated by Tony. This is not to say it didn't happen, just that I don't remember it.