‘Adamson’: The original Homer Simpson from 1949?

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Meet Adamson - a dead ringer for Homer Simpson, as published in Icelandic paper Fálkinn in July 1949.

Adamson was created by Swedish cartoonist Oscar Jacobsson, whose work was published successfully around the world. In America Adamson was known as Silent Sam, and had a considerable following. Was Adamson a possible influence on the look of Matt Groening’s Homer Simpson?
 
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‘Ro, ro, ro’ - D’oh, d’oh, d’oh?
 
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Via Lemúrinn and Retronaut.
 

Posted by Paul Gallagher

 

 

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