On this day, March 4, 1895, comic and cartoon illustrator and animator Milt Gross was born in the Bronx, New York. Gross began his first comic strip, “Phool Phan Phables”, at the age of 20. Over his career Gross produced numerous strips and comic characters, many reflecting some version of Jewish dialect or other distinct dialect voices. One of his drawing trademarks was the use of a sausage-form nose.