Camera-ready comic art drawing for Louie

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Louie comic strip shows the title character frustrated with cooking. He misses his wife until she comes home and starts to scold him for leaving a messy kitchen, after which he starts to wish she was back on vacation.
Harry Hanan (1916-1982) was a British comic artist who started his illustrating career at the Liverpool Evening Express. After World War II he became a cartoonist for London's The People, in which his strip Louie was first published in 1947. The strip, without a script, was syndicated internationally.
Louie (1947-1976) was a domestic comedy strip about a short, ordinary, middle-aged man and his wife. The character Louie was often seen being frustrated while grinning and bearing everything silently, without a script, throughout the run.
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Hanan, Harry
News Syndicate Co., Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 40.7 cm x 57.1 cm; 16 in x 22 1/2 in
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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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