Steve Warshaw

January 10, 2006

Post #1909 – 20060110

There was this thing in the archives:

Comment: Ray Lehrman
October 18, 2004
At age 8, back around 1928 my favorite book was Leather Stocking Tales by J.F.Cooper, but in those days I also was an avid reader of the comics.My favorites were The Adventures of J.Washington Tubbs and Captain Easy and The Captain and the Katzen-jammer Kids. But I am writing to ask about an image and a phrase that still sticks in my 83-year-old memory. It was The little Hitchhiker, who said (asked ?) “Nov Schmoz Kapop” Can you help me learn more about him, his creator, and his story?

Well, “nov schmoz kapop” was one of the framed signs on the walls drawn in the old comic strip “Smoky Stover”. If you dig up a few of those panels it’ll show up. It is there that the framed phrase “notary sojac” also appears. This is what I got by turning google loose on it.

Daniel replies:

I remember, I remember. I was a Smoky Stover fan when I could barely just read. Will this nov shmoz kapop discussion never come to an end?

(Wait! I was confused. It was ""Notary Sojac"" on the wall in Smoky Stover! Nov Shmoz Kapop too? And what about the Little Hitchiker? Wasn't that Popeye? And what about Mr. Natural, and Norb? It's not over.)