Camera-ready comic art drawing for Judge Parker

Description (Brief):

This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Judge Parker comic strip shows Charles holding Casandra Canabar and Randy Parker hostage, telling them to report to the police that the emergency call had been a false alarm.

Description (Brief)

Harold Anthony LeDoux (1926-2015) moved to New York City after World War II and began drawing for the Famous Funnies comic books. In 1953 he began assisting Dan Heilman on the comic strip Judge Parker. LeDoux took over the strip after Heilman's death in 1965 and retired in 2006.

Description (Brief)

Judge Parker (1952- ) was created by psychiatrist and writer Nick Dallis. Dallis invited Dan Heilman, who had previously assisted on Buz Sawyer and Mary Worth,to be the artist for Judge Parker. The title character was a widower with two children, who later married a younger woman. Originally written as an attractive crime-fighting character, Parker had by the 1960s become more conservative and sedate while the younger attorney, Sam Driver, became more central to the cast, along with his client and girlfriend, Abby, and her two children.

Date Made: 1966-08-21

Graphic Artist: LeDoux, HaroldPublisher: Publishers Newspapers Syndicate, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Criminal Investigation


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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.22570Catalog Number: 22570Accession Number: 277502

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

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 39.6 cm x 58.8 cm; 15 9/16 in x 23 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_799702

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