Notes concerning spectatorship and framing:
Notes concerning the culture of the marketplace:
- Mose the trained chicken is an expert promoter: the talking animal plays the same no-nonsense, "bottom line" role as the working-class Kid.
Notes concerning the business of the strips:
- Mose has crossed over into the world of Hogan's Alley from an "Uncle Remus" cartoon by Luks, illustrating the transformation of the strip from a representation of the city into a fantastic space encompassing all of the newspaper's intellectual property.
George Luks, "Mose the Great TrainedChicken Runs an Incubator Show," cartoon, World 16Jan. 1898. Reproduced from microfilm.