Celebrated for his magical illustrations, including a comic strip he drew that brought an L. Frank Baum Oz book to life, American writer and artist Walt McDougall published his own weekly fantasy stories for children in Sunday newspapers from 1902 to 1905.
Not to be outdone by the beasties of Oz, McDougall invented his own magical creatures. Behold, the thirsty Panjandrum!
And the gas-guzzling Gastritus.
And the aptly named Three Strange Things!
Not to mention the Jagmetty.
And the Pollygus, as Jimmy saw him.