Notes concerning spectatorship and framing:
- Mutt begins his career as an anonymous "fight fan" on the margins of Fisher's sports strips.
Notes concerning the culture of the marketplace:
- Mutt's size in relation to the other figures in the drawing and his position as marginal commentator place him in the role of a "little guy" similar to Herriman's Gooseberry Sprig.
Harry "Bud" Fisher, "Will He Ever Wear These Trilbys?" cartoon, San Francisco Chronicle13 Aug. 1907. Reproduced from microfilm.