XM PN6738 .A44 1886 |a "Extra-Ordinary. One Penny." This cartoon character got his name from the Victorian slang term "Alley Sloper" used for someone who snuck out the back door and went sloping down the alley when the landlord came looking for the rent. Ally Sloper first appeared in Judy magazine in 1867 becoming the first comic strip character in print. The comic was penned for Judy magazine by Charles H. Ross and inked by his wife Emilie de Tessier (using the name Marie DuVal). They later sold the comic to Judy and it was continued in 1884 by William Baxter. Jack P. Yeats' copy with his monogram on top corner of upper cover.