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You Know Me Al is a book by Ring Lardner, and subsequently a nationally syndicated comic strip scripted by Lardner and drawn by Will B. Johnstone and Dick Dorgan. The book consists of stories that were written as letters from a professional baseball player, Jack Keefe, to his friend Al Blanchard in their hometown of Bedford, Indiana.

Lardner scripted continuity for over 700 of the syndicated You Know Me Al pages/strips, but, as with his “Busher” stories, he soon grew tired of it, and quit writing continuity in January 1925. According to Richard Layman’s introduction to the Harvest collection of pages/strips, Lardner continued to receive credit on the strip until September 1925, “but it is clear he worked ahead very little and after the first of February the ideas are someone else’s.”

36 pages/strips You know me Al 1922-1924

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