This is why comic strips have gotten progressively streamlined over the years in their designs. Cartoons are powerful and it’s a lot to take in. This image has to be viewed in context because it’s one of the first if not THE first real comic strip and is thus inherently dated. Compared to other features that were made after wards. It’s very well drafted though and I dont understand any of the writing but I do believe people in 1896 would have seen this as groundbreaking. And it’s also very cool to me because a better strip by Schultz would later borrow the basic iconic image of a bald kid in a comic strip wearing a yellow shirt. Without one we’d likely not have the other. At least not the way we’re used to.