Cartoonist-animator-filmmaker Frank Tashlin drew a comic strip, Van Boring (He Never Says a Word), for the Los Angeles Times between 1934 and 1936. A Facebook page devoted to the strip has started posting the pantomime panel, one-per-day, exactly 76 years from their original publication dates.
Written under the pseudonym “Tish-Tash”, the character was inspired by Tashlin’s former animation boss, Amadee J. Van Beuren. It’s well worth joining Facebook to “Like” this page.