Camera-ready comic art drawing for Short Ribs

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the Short Ribs comic strip shows the wedding of Gert and a younger, attractive man who appears to have been the victim of a spell.
Frank O’Neal (1921-1986) sold his first cartoon to the Saturday Evening Post in 1950. In 1958 he debuted his Short Ribs comic strip and continued to draw the strip until 1973. His assistant, Frank Hill, then took over the strip and O’Neal spent the rest of his career creating advertising art.
Short Ribs (1958-1982) was a strip without a regular cast or a continuous setting. With some frequency, however, the strip took place in a castle in Medieval Europe. Other locations included Ancient Egypt or the American West. The storylines regularly made references to 20th-century events.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
date made
1966-04-17
graphic artist
O'Neal, Frank
publisher
NEA, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 44.6 cm x 60.8 cm; 17 9/16 in x 23 15/16 in
ID Number
GA*22568
catalog number
22568
accession number
277502
subject
Communications
Cultures & Communities
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 Inc., New York, NY

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