Camera-ready comic art drawing for Rex Morgan, M.D.

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the Rex Morgan, M.D. comic strip sees Luci Moreland about to move away to start a new job at a hospital. Tony Grand asks his brother Joey to give her a ride and attempts to persuade her to stay.
Marvin Bradley (1913-1986) was a comic artist who provided artwork for many strips including Kerry Drake, Mary Worth, and Speed Spaulding. In 1948 he worked with background artist Frank Edgington to draw Rex Morgan, M.D., the strip that made them both famous. Bradley drew the strip until 1978, and then served as a consultant until his retirement in 1984.
Rex Morgan, M.D. (1948- ) was created by Ohio-based psychiatrist Nicholas Dallis (1911-1991), who used the pseudonym Dal Curtis. Dallis wrote the strip based on his experience in the medical profession. He was persuaded to find a storyline to make the subject palatable. He used the young and handsome doctor named Rex Morgan, who often became involved with his patients, as a vehicle for his medical stories. Despite its heavy dramatization, the strip allowed the introduction of medical subjects that were instructional to the public.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Cartoon
date made
1966-07-11
publisher
Publishers Newspapers Syndicate, Inc.
graphic artist
Bradley, Marvin
author
Edgington, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.4 cm x 55.9 cm; 7 1/4 in x 22 in
ID Number
GA*22358
catalog number
22358
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 Council, Inc., New York, NY

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