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Colonel Potterby

Colonel Potterby


Eyes: Black
Hair: White
Race: Human


Legal status: US citizen
Marital Status: Single


Story: Colonel Potterby is an amiable gentleman and often a bit of a prankster. Along with his fellow prankster and love interest, the woman known as Duchess, he enjoys life and a good joke.


Continuity: Colonel Potterby and the Duchess
Company: King Features Syndicate
First app.: 1934
Creator(s): Chic Young
Country of origin: USA USA


Background notes: The character Colonel Potterby is a whimsical elderly gentleman dressed in coat-and-tails and a top hat. He and the Duchess appeared in the series Colonel Potterby and the Duchess which ran from 1934 thru 1963. The series was mostly a pantomime strip, but from time to time, a few lines were said. Unlike Young's other series Blondie, this series was not bound by the confinements of family and reality. The humor is simple: take a funny idea and give it form and expression, and it works really well. Today the series is mostly forgotten and at best a small footnote in the works of Chic Young.


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Related links/characters:
- Duchess


Cross cultural references:
If you enjoyed this character/series, you might enjoy
Katzenjammer Kids: Same type of humor.