Camera-ready comic art drawing for Lolly

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Lolly comic strip shows the title character, who has taken a job as a secretary, making an initial spelling mistake in a letter she has prepared for her boss.
Per Ruse "Pete" Hansen (1920- ) was born in Denmark and moved to the United States as a child. He began his comic art career as an artist at Disney Animation Studios in 1938. In the early 1950s, after leaving Disney, he began working on Flapdoodles and later, between 1955 and 1983, Lolly, Hansen’s best known strip. In the 1980s, after returning to Disney, Hansen wrote for their foreign publication strips.
Lolly (1955-1983) was a newspaper comic strip about a young, single woman who supported herself, her grandmother, and her younger brother, Pepper. The strip stood out in the 1950s because it featured a young girl as the family’s breadwinner. The strip appeared as a comic book series in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Hansen, Pete
Tribune Printing Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
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overall: 19 cm x 58.9 cm; 7 1/2 in x 23 3/16 in
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY

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