The series starring the
character of Sweeney started sporadically in the
Sunday newspapers in the mid 1940s, but,
confusingly, under the title of Buz Sawyer
(see below). In the same period of time the
character of Sweeney slowly disappeared from the
Buz Sawyer daily comics.
This is the story of Sweeney, a poor family man,
who lives a both rural and suburban life (periodically with his
sister Lucille): Sometimes he earns a living as a farmer,
sometimes he tries to make ends meet on door-to-door sales. And
occasionally he takes adventurous trips on his own to sunny
The character of Sweeney is in fact
taken from Crane's wartime comic Buz Sawyer,
in which he served as a comical sidekick and
gunner in Sawyer's naval airfighter.