Camera-ready comic art drawing for Aggie

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Aggie comic strip shows the character Wayout coming over to Aggie’s house to find her staring at a coconut. After Wayout determines that the coconut might be a “hairy cantaloupe,” Aggie says she wants to get the milk out of the coconut, and Wayout’s follow-up quip results in his being thrown out of the house.
Roy L. Fox (1924- ) debuted his first work in The Philadelphia Bulletin in 1939. He began drawing Aggie Mack (later Aggie) after the death, in 1962, of creator Hal Rasmussen.
Aggie Mack, and later Aggie, (1946-1972) was a comic strip about a girl in her early teens. Aggie was raised by her father’s second wife, who favored her own daughter, Mona. Aggie's homelife interactions became less central to the strip over the years, and Aggie began to be shown in contemporary teenager, community-based situations. The strip was also popular overseas, particularly in France, where it appeared under the name Fillettes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
1966-07-17
graphic artist
Fox, Roy
publisher
Tribune Printing Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34 cm x 72.8 cm; 13 3/8 in x 28 11/16 in
ID Number
GA*22504
catalog number
22504
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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