Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Pages

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Excited About Hobo Day this Saturday!

I am really excited about PCS Hobo Day this Saturday, June 4th. A bunch of us will meeting at the Spring Garden El stop at 2pm. For more info go here. I love seeing Jeff's drawings from his favorite Hobo movie and comic project. It got me thinking...Be sure to bring some work with you on Saturday. Don't bog yourself down with a bunch of stuff. But it would be great to look over folks art at Locust Moon later in the day. Be sure to send Jeffro an e-mail if you plan on attending so we can get a head count. See you all on Saturday!

Above: Not many people know this but our own Melissa Lomax's great, great grandmother was famous hobo actress "Box Car" Birdie. Birdie starred in such films as "The Happiest Hobo" and "Box Car goes to the Circus".


  1. Awesome! Where can we get copies of these movies?

  2. Unfortunately, many of "Box Car" Birdie's films were destroyed in San Francisco fire of 1906.
    "Not in history has a modern imperial city been so completely destroyed. San Francisco is gone."
    —Jack London after the 1906 earthquake and fire.
    There is a comic-adaptation of "The Happiest Hobo" in the works. An early draft of the original script was unearthed after Michael Jackson passed.