Camera-ready comic art drawing for Kevin the Bold

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the Kevin the Bold comic strip shows Kevin and the "Viking Indians" engaging in battle with Captain Spur’s army.
Kreigh Collins (1908-1974) began his career as an illustrator for magazines in the 1930s. In 1950, along with writer R. R. Winterbotham, Collins debuted his most popular work, the newspaper strip Kevin the Bold.
Kevin the Bold (1950-1968) was a comic strip whose star originally appeared as a supporting character in a strip called Mitzi McCoy, first published in 1948. The original strip focused on the escapades of a 20th-century socialite and heiress. When she met her 15th-century ancestor, Kevin, he became the new star and the strip was renamed for him. Kevin, originally presented as an Irish shepard, eventually becomes something of an errand boy for King Henry VIII. In 1968 Kevin was killed in a sailing accident and the strip’s name and focus changed again, this time to the name Up Anchor, set in contemporary times.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
date made
1966-05-29
graphic artist
Collins, Kreigh
publisher
NEA, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 51 cm x 76.5 cm; 20 1/16 in x 30 1/8 in
ID Number
GA*22482
catalog number
22482
accession number
277502
subject
Europe
Battle Scenes
Art
Communications
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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