Gus Dirks “Bugville” cartoons first appeared in the comic periodical Judge, then, when Dirks took employment with the Journal, on the funny pages. When Dirks took his own life on 10 June 1902, “Bugville” cartoons by Dirks were reprinted until 1906. Another artist from the comic magazines, Paul Bransom, drew “Bugville” cartoons through 1906. A more obscure artist was Morton Thayer, who drew a one-panel called “Bugville Doings” in the Seattle Star in 1906. More on Gus Dirks HERE.