Camera-ready comic art drawing for Fred Basset

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Fred Basset comic strip shows Fred upset because his “Best of Breed” trophy has been put away and forgotten in a closet. The drawing includes the date "9-14" and is presumed to date from about 1966.
Alexander S. Graham (1913-1991) was a Scottish artist who created the comic strips Wee Hughie, Our Bill, and Briggs the Butler for British newspapers between the 1940s and 1960s. Graham debuted Fred Basset in 1963. The strip was syndicated and distributed to international audiences.
Fred Basset (1963- ) was about the daily life of a Basset Hound who communicated with comic strip readers, but not with his owner. Many times the strip's humor was the result of Fred's thought-commentary about mundane activities, such as trying to catch some table scraps or following his owner on a round of golf. The strip was continued after Graham's death in 1991 by his daughter Arran. It is currently being prepared by artist Michael Martin, with consultation by Graham's daughter.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1966
graphic artist
Graham, Alex
Hall Syndicate, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 11.2 cm x 33.2 cm; 4 7/16 in x 13 1/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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