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Blondie comic strip

Description:

This cartoon features Blondie’s husband, Dagwood, rushing to work. In this strip, he collides with the substitute letter carrier who is taking the place of the regular carrier. It is an original piece of art work for the "Blondie" cartoon and is signed "Young & Drake.”

Chic Young (1901-1973) began drawing the “Blondie” comic strip on September 8, 1930. On February 17, 1933, Blondie married Dagwood Bumstead, and the comic began taking on the form it has to this today. After Young’s death, his son Dean worked with Jim Raymond and Stan Drake, among others, to keep the strip going. In 1995, the U.S. Postal Service recognized the strip’s place in American comic history by adding it to the “Comic Strip Classics” series of US stamps.

Reference:

Horn, Maurice, editor. The World Encyclopedia of Comics, New York: Chelsea House, 1976, p. 118, 175.

Date:
July 1, 1992
Markings:
THIS IS THE / ROUTE YOU'LL / TAKE WHILE / I'M ON / VACATION ...; 7-1 / YOUNG / & DRAKE [copyright symbol] 1992 King Features Syndicate, Inc. World Rights Reserved
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Overall: 5.5 x 16.1cm (2 3/16 x 6 3/8in.)
Museum ID:
1992.2057.3
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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