Camera-ready comic art drawing for Dotty

Description (Brief):

This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Dotty Dripple comic strip shows the title character’s son rushing back to college, leaving her with empty-nest syndrome.

Description (Brief)

Buford Tune (1906-1989) started working as an assistant to the art editor of the New York Post in 1927. One of his first assignments was to revive an old family comic strip called Doings of the Duffs. After a brief hiatus Tune returned to comic strip production in 1931. He created Dotty Dripple in 1944.

Description (Brief)

Dotty Dripple (1944-1974) was a domestic humor-themed comic strip like the popular Blondie strip. Dottie was described as a typical housewife responsible for her children, Taffy and Wilbert; her dog, Pepper; and her husband, Horace. Part of the running humor of the strip was that Horace was often seen behaving like a child himself. Between 1946 and 1955 the strip was also sold in comic book form by Harvey Comics.

Date Made: 1966-09-12

Graphic Artist: Tune, BufordPublisher: Publishers Newspapers 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.22530Catalog Number: 22530Accession Number: 277502

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

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13.9 cm x 42.1 cm; 5 1/2 in x 16 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_799585

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