I have heard that Frederick Burr Opper ghost-penciled (but did not ink) a Katzies page for Dirks. Both the African-American and the Katzies faces in the second panel have that Hooligan look, very much like Opper's work.
Cartoonist, illustrator, storyteller, born in Nelson, B.C. in May 1950, has contributed to Chronicle, Weirdom, and Visions fanzines. John illustrated ‘Ronald and the Dragon’ by Lawrie Peters in 1975. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org