Born in Chicago, Illinois , the son of a merchant, Fisher attended public high school and then studied for three years at the University of Chicago. He introduced A. Mutt , the comic strip that would be better known by its later title, Mutt and Jeff , on November 15, , on the sports pages of the San Francisco Chronicle. The featured character had previously appeared in sports cartoons by Fisher, but was unnamed. Fisher had approached his editor, John P.
MUTT AND JEFF
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It is not — that distinction probably belongs to A. Piker Clerk, by Clare Briggs, which predated it by about four years. But Fisher's strip is the first to make a notable success of it, and therefore the one that established the trend in that direction. The strip's original title was A.
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