Newton Newkirk

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Clyde C. Newkirk (August 29, 1870 - May 15, 1938), who published under the pseudonym, Newton "Newt" Newkirk was an American humorist.[1] He produced a comic strip and various humorous publications.[2]

Newkirk was hired by the Boston Post in 1901. His Bingville Bugle comic strip inspired Bing Crosby's nickname during Crosby's childhood.[3][4] In the comic strip, Bingo was pear-shaped with protruding ears.[5]


  1. ^ "Newton Newkirk (writer and lecturer): Copy portrait of Newkirk holding two fish, ca. 1935". Credo. University of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  2. ^ "Newton Newkirk (Newkirk, Newton, 1870-1938) | The Online Books Page". Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  3. ^ "#TBT: The satirical Boston newspaper column that gave Bing Crosby his name". 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  4. ^, Bill Caldwell. "Bill Caldwell: The Bingville Bugle poked fun at life in a rural community". Joplin Globe. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  5. ^ "Bingville Bugle". Retrieved 2018-06-04.