Camera-ready comic art drawing for Brick Bradford

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Brick Bradford comic strip shows Hoppy beginning to drown at the base of a waterfall because his power pack has failed. The title character saves him, and they quickly realize that the rescue airship is nearby but cannot see them. Brick leaves to get its attention.
Paul Leroy Norris (1914-2007) began working as an illustrator and cartoonist in the late 1930s when he was hired by the Dayton Daily News. During the next decade Norris started developing comic books. In the 1940s he launched the short-lived undersea adventure comic Aquaman. After World War II Norris continued drawing for comic books and comic strips. He began working on the Brick Bradford dailies in 1952, and when creator Clarence Gray died in 1957 Norris took over the Sunday strip as well, and produced both until his retirement in 1987.
Brick Bradford (1933-1987) tells the fantastic tales of a space-age adventurer who encounters alien creatures from other worlds. Cocreator William Ritt heavily influenced the strip’s subjects with his interests in classical mythology and modern science.
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Norris, Paul
King Features Syndicate
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ink (overall material)
overall: 43.7 cm x 39.7 cm; 17 3/16 in x 15 5/8 in
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Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
Space Travel
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National Museum of American History


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