Camera-ready comic art drawing for Marmaduke

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Marmaduke single-panel daily comic strip shows the Great Dane upset because Phil Winslow, his owner, has put ice in his daughter Barbara’s water, but not in his own water.
Brad Anderson (1924- ) began his career as a comic artist selling some of his cartoon art to an aviation magazine while still in high school. After college and four years' service in the U.S. Navy, Anderson began working in advertising and prepared freelance drawings for magazine cartoons in 1953. His creation Marmaduke was debuted in newspapers across the country in 1954. Today Anderson continues to draw Marmaduke with the help of his son.
Marmaduke (1954- ) is a newspaper daily panel and Sunday comic strip. The title character is a Great Dane belonging to the Winslow family, including husband and wife, Phil and Dottie, and two children, Barbara and Billy. The running theme involves the human characteristics of the title character, which contribute to the household's general unease and confusion.
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Anderson, Brad
United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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overall: 22 cm x 24.6 cm; 8 21/32 in x 9 11/16 in
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Joseph Gura, Jr. (through Carl Sandberg IV)
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Comic Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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