[Mr. Grub]

Dublin Core

Title

[Mr. Grub]

Creator

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934

Date

1908-03-17

Source

New York Evening Telegram

Publisher

New York Herald Co.

Description

Has meal with financial man who is depressed and only obtains pleasure from eating.

Contributor

Kirsten A. McKinney
New York State Library

Language

English

Type

comic strip

Coverage

1900s(1905-1909)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

ImageNo.

144

Series Title

A Pilgrim's Progress By Mister Bunion

PublicationDate

1908-03-17

Publication

New York Evening Telegram

PublicationPage

6

Transcription

Mr. Bunion: Yes, I suppose business cares do crush one's spirits to a great extent, Mr. Grub!
Mr. Grub: Well, I'm almost down and out!! Let's go and get a little bite to eat, Mr. Bunion! I have a few minutes and I feel like eating something. Come go with me!
/
Mr. Bunion: Bring a plate of chicken soup, small steak, and a glass of milk.
Mr. Grub: Bring me a double portion of fried pigs feet, some boiled cabbage, sliced cucumbers, hot biscuits, mince pie, American cheese and a pot of black coffee!
/
Mr. Bunion: You say you can't sleep, eh, nervous all the time?
Mr. Grub: Nervous? Why I'm almost mad at times do love these friend pigs knuckles and cabbage, yes. As I was saying I"m a--
/
Mr. Bunion: I'd go and see a doctor about it see what he says--
Mr. Grub: I did! He advised me to stop smoking. I did! Then to stop drinking. I did that, too! Now he want me to stop eating which I refuse to do if I die! No sir!
/
Mr. Bunion: He meant perhaps to diet yourself not to stop altogether! Mr. Grub: I'm a big eater, always was! I love to eat! A doctor must put the blame on some vice, eating is not a vice surely if so I'm very wicked!
/
Mr. Bunion: You eat fast, too. Don't you? You enjoy a good meal-- Mr. Grub: Yes. Eating is my only real pleasure! Between meals I am a demon, an insane monster. A savage brute, so my friends say! It's those awful business cares of mine that ha me going!
/
Mr. Bunion: Yes, I suppose constantly being under a nervous tension-- Mr. Grub: Oh forget it, get away from me, shut up, I"m going home, I hate you! I hate myself, everybody, the world, the universe, fade away and leave me alone! I'm mad!
/
[BULLETIN--DIVES OFF SINGER BUILDING TOWE. BUSINESS CARES DRIVE FINANCIAL MAN TO SUICIDE. A. GRUB HURLS SELF FROM TOP OF WORLD'S HIGHEST SKYSCRAPER TO GRANITE STREET BELOW! REMAINS SWEPT UP BY WHITE WINGS.]
Mr. Bunion: Business care, ey? Not much! Pigs knuckles, cabbage, hot biscuits, fine cheese, black coffee eaten rapidly would not look good in print!

Original Format

newspaper comic strip

Physical Dimensions

11.8" X 8.5"

NYSL Microfilm Citation

NY 01 New York 93-31968, MAR 15-MAY 1908 Reel 110

Reprinted

Winsor McCay, "A Pilgrim's Progress," Winsor McCay Early Works IV, ed. Mark Thompson (West Carrollton, OH: Checker Book Publishing Group, 2004), pg.175

Tags

business
dining
suicide

Files

144-1908-3-17.jpg

Citation

McCay, Winsor, 1867?-1934, “[Mr. Grub],” Pilgrim's Progress, accessed November 17, 2017, http://pilgrims-progress.richmond.edu/items/show/145.