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Sherlocko The Monk

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Sherlocko & Watso
(23 december 1911)
Sherlocko (H. S. Mack) in the silent movie The Flag of Distress (1912)

Sherlocko The Monk is a comic strip drawn by Gus Mager from 9 december 1910 to 24 february 1913 in Hearst newspapers[1]. 270+ episodes.

There was some strip inspired by the Conan Doyle stories like The Sign of the Mysterious Four (3 january 1911), The Case of the Astonished Assassin (1 december 1911).

"Monk" is an abbreviation for "monkey". The first strip created by Gus Mager (Knocko the Monk) was published in the Hearst newspapers featuring some monkey characters clothed with human settings. In his next creations (Rhymo the Monk, Coldfeeto the Monk, Tightwaddo the Monk, Henpecko the Monk, Braggo the Monk, Hamfatto the Monk, etc) he kept the "Monk" in the title to keep a link with the original strip, but the characters were humans with a simian resemblance and not related to Conan Doyle's works. He stopped these strips after Sherlocko the Monk was launched.

After the 6 february 1912 strip, the format of the Sherlocko strips changed to a larger rectangular shape.

Between 6 and 22 february 1913, Gus Mager left Hearst and worked for the Sunday's issues of the New York World with Sherlocko & Watso renamed Hawkshaw the Detective and the Colonel, until 1922 and again from 1931 to 1952. The first Hawkshaw strip debuted on 23 february 1913.

On 20 january 1912, Imp Films Co. released a silent movie: The Flag of Distress where Sherlocko made his first appearance on screen.

Sherlocko the Monk came reruned as Sherlocko in 1924-1925 in the Oakland Tribune from 13 october 1924 to 13 february 1925. This is unclear how they have met with no legal problems during this brief run.



Sherlocko the Monk

Sherlocko & Watso
(3 january 1911)

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Hawkshaw the Detective

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This brief rerun as published by the Oakland Tribune from 13 october 1924 to 13 february 1925.

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Hawkshaw the Detective

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  1. ↑ In 1920, the Hearst Newspapers were: New York American, Chicago Herald and Examiner, San Francisco Examiner, New York Evening Journal, Chicago American, San Francisco Call-Bulletin, Albany Times-Union, Washington, D. C. Herald, Oakland Post-Enquirer, Rochester Journal, Washington D. C. Times, Los Angeles Examiner, Rochester Sunday American, Boston American, Los Angeles Herald, Syracuse Journal, Boston Sunday Advertiser, Wisconsin News Milwaukee, Syracuse Sunday American, Detroit Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Atlanta Georgian, Baltimore News, San Antonio Light, Atlanta Sunday American, Baltimore Sunday American, Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph, Omaha Bee-News.

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