Brother Juniper was a long-running one panel comic strip created by Frederick Francis McCarthy. It featured the diminutive and ever cheerful title character whose name was derived from the historical Brother Juniper, a companion of Saint Francis of Assisi. McCarthy was a Franciscan friar who created his comic strip character in 1942. The comic strip entered newspaper syndication in 1958 and lasted more than three decades.
Shortly after its debut at the beginning of 1958, Brother Juniper payed homage to the then stellar popularity of original Mickey Mouse Club. This strip was published on February 19, 1958.