George Herriman 1880 - 1944
'Krazy Kat is not a comic of surface effect, and Herriman did not intend it to be so. Rather than stretching a dazzling skin over his creations, he left them open — full of empty space, available for differing interpretations — and simply put forth content.
The best sequences pass by without our even noticing they’ve moved through us, because they take us somewhere else entirely.'
The Krazy Kat that walks by himself - http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/seldes/ch15.html