Camera-ready comic art drawing for Moose

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the Moose comic strip shows the title character losing his new job before it even starts, as his demonstrated laziness makes his would-be boss reconsider the job offer.
Bob Weber Sr. (1934- ) worked as an illustrator in 1959 for both The Saturday Evening Post and the Laff-a-Day panels. Soon afterward he began assisting Dick Cavalli with the Winthrop newspaper strip and then debuted his own strip Moose in 1965.
Moose (1965- ), the lethargic title character, was a husband who was generally out of work. The domestic humor of the strip depended on Moose's exchanges with his family members and friends. A long-running gag in the strip saw Moose taking a new job almost every day, and borrowing from his friends in between jobs. Characters Moose and Molly have three children, one of whom seems to take after his father. In 1998 the name of the strip was changed to Moose and Molly to acknowledge Molly’s expanded role in the strip.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
1966-06-23
graphic artist
Weber, Bob
publisher
King Features Syndicate
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.9 cm x 44.7 cm; 5 1/2 in x 17 5/8 in
ID Number
GA*22404
catalog number
22404
accession number
277502
subject
Workers
Art
Communications
Family & Social Life
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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