J. Robert Williams

J.R. Williams was born James Robert Williams in Nova Scotia in 1887. Shortly after his birth, J.R.ís family moved to Detroit. At age fifteen, J.R. quit school to work as an apprentice machinist in Ohio. He soon moved to Arkansas and then to Oklahoma, where for six years he drifted about the territory, working on ranches when in need of money.  After meeting and marrying Lida Keith, J.R. settled back into a job as a machinist. However, Williams used his spare time to cartoon, producing works based on his wandering experiences as well as his job.  In 1922, J.R. received an offer from NEA Syndicate, and the first "Out Our Way" ran on March 20 of that year. The cartoon centered on ranch life and featured such characters as Curly, the older, traditional cowboy, and Wes, the pudgy ranch bookkeeper from the East. J.R. is well-known for his sometimes disturbingly real depiction of the relationship between humans and animals, both wild and domestic. "Out Our Way" ran seven days a week in the syndicateís papers throughout J.R.ís career.

All Three Below are in High Excellent Condition.

                 Title- Free Wheeling

                  Medium- Black Ink On Card

          Signed- Lower Right

         Size- 11"x 12"

                                          Exposure- Used On November 1979 Calendar

Price- $995.

           Title- Rolling Dice

               Medium- Black Ink On Card

        Signed- Lower Right

       Size- 11"x 12"

      Exposure- Out Our Way

Price- $995.

               Title- Blunder Buss

                 Medium- Black Ink On Card

          Signed- Lower Right

         Size- 11"x 12"

       Exposure- Out Our Way

Price- $995.