Craig McNamara, Saint Paul MN native born and bred, found this poster and gave it to me ostensibly because my next-door-neighbor Casey Jones aka Roger Awsumb was featured as a special guest (so was Barry ZeVan the weatherman -- but I didn't know him personally). I loved the artwork and it was a nice piece from the past.
But then I got to wondering who the host of the parade, this "Super Mayor" was. A little research gleaned from WFMU’S Beware of the Blog uncovered the following:
An incident where Mayor McCarty helped apprehend a disorderly patron at a White Castle restaurant was the genesis of a weekly "Supermayor" comic strip by Jerry Fearing in the local paper.”