Camera-ready comic art drawing for Mr. Abernathy

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Mr. Abernathy comic strip features Mr. Abernathy's secretary, Flossie, asking for the afternoon off. Mr. Abernathy denies her request but when she reveals she was hoping to shop for a new bathing suit, Abernathy quickly changes his mind and escorts her on her shopping trip.
Alexander Ralston “Bud” Jones Jr. (1927-2014) was an American comic artist made famous for the Mr. Abernathy newspaper strip. Jones and his partner, writer Frank Ridgeway, debuted the strip in 1957. During the time Ridgeway wrote for Mr. Abernathy he also wrote for both the Famous Studios and the Hanna-Barbera Studios. Jones resigned from the strip in the 1980s, while Ridgeway continued the strip as both the artist and writer until his death in 1994.
Mr. Abernathy (1957-1994) was a short, balding multimillionaire with a butler named Dudley and a sweet, but forgetful secretary named Flossie. Though Mr. Abernathy had a successful business and an enormous fortune, he was often seen engaging in careless behavior, such as chasing young women.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
1966-05-29
graphic artist
Jones, Ralston
publisher
King Features Syndicate
author
Ridgeway, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36.6 cm x 53.6 cm; 14 7/16 in x 21 1/8 in
ID Number
GA*22611
catalog number
22611
accession number
277502
subject
Gender
Workers
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Art
Popular Entertainment
Comic Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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