Camera-ready comic art drawing for Bugs Bunny

Camera-ready comic art drawing for Bugs Bunny

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This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Bugs Bunny comic strip shows Sylvester, Bugs, and a goat named Cynthia going to the beach to play some music. In order to dissuade a heckler, who put sand in Bugs’s tuba, Cynthia simply butts him with her head.
Ralph Heimdahl (1909-1981) spent the earlier part of his career animating for Walt Disney Studios. His work included early animation for Snow White (1937), Fantasia (1940), and Dumbo (1941). In addition to his work for Disney, Heimdahl also illustrated the Bugs Bunny daily comic strip starting in 1948. He later took over the Sunday strip, which he animated until the 1970s.
Bugs Bunny (1942-1970s), the newspaper strip, started as a spin-off of animated media including the title character. Bugs Bunny first appeared as the villain in the 1938 theatrical short Porky’s Hare Hunt. He was named after its director, Ben “Bugs” Hardaway. The newspaper strip itself, as well as the comic book version, never reached the popularity of the theatrical animations or cartoons and was canceled in the 1970s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing
Object Type
Drawings
Other Terms
drawing; Pen and Ink
date made
1966-06-26
graphic artist
Heimdahl, Ralph
publisher
Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Bell-McClure Syndicate
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 49.5 cm x 65.8 cm; 19 1/2 in x 25 7/8 in
ID Number
GA.22527
catalog number
22527
accession number
277502
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
subject
Rabbits
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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