Camera-ready comic art drawing for Ferd'nand

Description (Brief):

This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Ferd’nand comic strip shows the title character looking for his glasses. He cannot remember where he left them until he sits down to read the newspaper and realizes he's just broken them.

Description (Brief)

Henning Dahl Mikkelsen (1915-1982) was a Danish comic artist who worked in animation in Copenhagen and in filmmaking in London. In 1937 he created the Ferd’nand strip, which was syndicated in European and later American newspapers. Mikkelsen became an American citizen in 1954. He continued writing the strip until his death in 1982.

Description (Brief)

Ferd’nand (1937-2012) was first published in Copenhagen in 1937. It became syndicated and was first published in the United States in 1947. The characters in the strip included Ferd'nand, his wife, his son, and the family dog. The likable and extended strip also became popular with international readers because of its lack of dialogue.

Date Made: 1966-08-24

Graphic Artist: Mikkelsen, Henning DahlPublisher: United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.22641Catalog Number: 22641Accession Number: 277502

Object Name: drawingObject Type: DrawingsOther Terms: drawing; Pen and Ink

Physical Description: ink (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12.9 cm x 40.1 cm; 5 1/16 in x 15 13/16 in


Record Id: nmah_797313

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