The challenge of the strip, I think, was findind a new way to deliver the blow. Not to justify it, but show its administration.

The artist was A. D. Condo.

Condo's other works included "Diana Dillpickles", "Osgar und Adolf" (1911-1915, ethnic humor), and "Mr. Skygack, from Mars" (1907-1912, often described as the first science fiction comic strip).

Possibly so; we'll get to Skygack later.