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I just picked up two more Tad drawings, and both of them are stellar. This one is so highly detailed, with such exuberant pen work and detailing, that I uploaded a larger scan than usual, rather than posting details. I believe this is one of the best drawings in my collection.
And, refreshingly, the idea isn't dated at all: the overworked peon is getting his courage up to ask the bosses for a raise. It's a classic scene of income inequality: the sweating* worker is harried and exhausted, while the nattily dressed upper-class discusses their labor-free moneymaking wheeling and dealing.
And, again, what other cartoonist devoted this much time to clothing? I can't think of a single one.
Again, we've got the "What - No Spinach" gag, which I explained here, and another one of Tad's funny little made-up songs as secondary (or even tertiary) jokes. This is Dorgan at his absolute best.
*It's worth pointing out that Tad never used iconic comic strip shorthand in his Indoor/Outdoor Sports panels. Note that the sweat on the worker is portrayed naturalistically, not flying off his head. He didn't use motion lines or other gimmicks, either. He did, however, use these in his Judge Rummy slapstick strips.