Alvah Posen (1895 – June 10, 1960) was an American cartoonist on several comic pages/strips, but he is best known for his strip Sweeney & Son and as co-producer of the now-lost Marx Brothers film, Humor Risk (1921).

Sweeney & Son was a Sunday page which began in 1933, distributed by the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate, and continued for the next 25 years. It featured the topper, Jinglet (1926–35), which used several rhymed words in a four-panel gag at the bottom of the page. On January 17, 1949, Posen revived his earlier format for a daily strip, Rhymin’ Time.

16 pages/strips Sweeney and Son Various



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