|Born||Arthur Ragland Momand|
May 15, 1887
San Diego, California, U.S.A.
|Died||November 10, 1987 (aged 100)|
Cambridge, New York
|Keeping Up with the Joneses|
In 1905 or 1907, Harry Grant Dart hired Momand as a staff artist for the New York World, where he produced a variety of comic strips including Mr. I. N. Dutch. He also worked at the Evening Telegram, where he created the comic strip Pazaza. After this, he spent a year studying art at the Académie Julian.
In 1913, he created Keeping Up with the Joneses, based on his Nassau County experiences. The strip appeared in early issues of both Funnies on Parade and Famous Funnies; and was syndicated until 1938. After retiring from cartooning, Momand became a portrait painter.
In 1910, he was married to May Harding, and lived in Nassau County, New York (either Cedarhurst or Hempstead). Unable to afford the Nassau County lifestyle, they eventually moved back to Manhattan. Momand and Harding subsequently divorced, and in 1928 he married Mayo Deason in Lucerne, Switzerland.
- "Pop" Momand Profiled by Alex Jay, at Stripper's Guide; published February 16, 2011; retrieved March 26, 2019
- Arthur R. Momand, Comic Strip Artist, Dies, in the New York Times; published December 5, 1987; retrieved March 26, 2019
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- 'Keeping Up With Joneses' Keeps Pop Momand Busy, in the Hamilton Daily News; published October 7, 1921; at archived at Stripper's Guide; retrieved March 26, 2019
- Arthur Momand's Cartoons, in The Moving Picture World, September 11, 1915, p. 1809, archived at Stripper's Guide; retrieved March 26, 2019
- "Keeping up with the Joneses", in the Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms by Robert Hendrickson; originally published 1997; this edition published October 30, 2000 by Infobase Publishing