Camera-ready comic strip, entitled Alley Oop

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Alley Oop comic strip shows Paleolithic cavemen trying to organize an “Eating Club.” Then they discuss the concept of eating first and organizing later.
Vincent Trout "V. T." Hamlin (1900-1993) studied art and journalism after his service in World War I. His comic strip Alley Oop was first published in 1932. The storyline is said to have been inspired during his work for a Texas oil company during the 1920s. Hamlin wrote and drew the strip until 1971.
Alley Oop (1932- ) is a comic strip set in prehistoric times. The cast includes the title character; his girlfriend, Oola; his best friend, Foozy; his adversary, King Guz; and his pet dinosaur, Dinny. Alley Oop has been known for its liberal use of time and space travel. Oop and his friends have visited Ancient Egypt, Crusades-era Europe, and the moon. Over the years, the title character was also included in comic books and in the television-animated Saturday series called the Fabulous Funnies.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
1966-05-19
graphic artist
Hamlin, Vincent T.
publisher
NEA, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.8 cm x 53.1 cm; 6 5/8 in x 20 7/8 in
ID Number
GA*22467
catalog number
22467
accession number
277502
subject
Family & Social Life
Art
Communications
Cultures & Communities
Popular Entertainment
Comic Art
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Comic Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY

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