Camera-ready comic art drawing for Rip Kirby

Camera-ready comic art drawing for Rip Kirby

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Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the Rip Kirby comic strip shows Marion and Rip discussing Rip’s used car business troubles and Marion’s offer to help.
John Prentice (1920-1999) spent six years in the U.S. Navy during World War II before attending art school in Pittsburgh and soon afterward working in advertising and comic books. In 1956 he was asked to take over the Rip Kirby comic strip after the death of its creator, Alex Raymond. Prentice drew the strip, with writer Fred Dickenson, and later, on his own, until his own death in 1999.
Rip Kirby (1946-1999) was a postwar ex-marine who turned to a private detective's career. Most Rip Kirby stories saw the title character using humor and imagination to solve crimes instead of physical force. Kirby was often seen with his frail assistant, Desmond, or his longtime girlfriend, Honey Dorian.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Other Terms
drawing; Pen and Ink
date made
1966-09-10
author
Dickenson, Fred
graphic artist
Prentice, John
issuing authority
King Features Syndicate
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 cm x 48.3 cm; 6 5/16 in x 19 in
ID Number
GA.22617
catalog number
22617
accession number
277502
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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