Camera-ready comic art drawing for Eek & Meek

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Eek and Meek comic strip shows Meek getting on a soapbox and giving a speech about economic inflation and making a pun about “passing the buck.”
Howard Adolph "Howie" Schneider (1930-2007) created the popular Eek and Meek comic strip in 1965. In 2000, after the conclusion of Eek and Meek, he became the editorial cartoonist for the Provincetown Banner, and created a weekly comic called Unshucked as well as a daily strip called The Sunshine Club.
Eek and Meek (1965-2000) told the story of two mice with opposing characteristics. Eek was disheveled and aggressive. Meek was gentle and secretly loved a female mouse named Monique. During the life of the strip the two began to be drawn with more human characteristics. The final strip ran in March 2000 with the marriage of Meek and Monique.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
NEA, Inc.
graphic artist
Schneider, Howie
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14.2 cm x 47.5 cm; 5 9/16 in x 18 11/16 in
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catalog number
accession number
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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