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Guide to the King Features Syndicate Cartoon Drawings and Proof Sheets
1935-1936
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Container List

Series II. Comic Strips. King Features Syndicate, 1935-1936

Scope and Contents

The series holds 46 newspaper comic strip proof sheets issued by King Features in late 1935 to early 1936. These were most likely to have been among those included in the exhibition at Ferargil Gallery in 1936 from which a selection of comics was made for N-YHS (see Historical Note). 31 of the sheets are for the Sunday comics, and so are larger in size for full page publication with more panels than the sheets for the daily papers, of which there are 15 horizontal sheets. The daily sheets each include only one day's strip, not multiple days. All are black and white line art, without color.

The container list includes all sheets/titles in the series. The cartoonist name is noted following the title in parentheses. Two entries have multiple titles separated with a slash (/); these indicate a mix of strips on the sheet (e.g., a mix of a horizontal strip and a single panel comic). Many of the strips are not titled within the strip itself, but a title and cartoonist name were noted on the reverse either by King Features or at N-YHS. The series holds a mix of humorous strips and adventure/action strips.

Arrangement

The series is arranged roughly by format in three oversize folders. Folder FF-2 holds Sunday comics, generally of the humorous type. Folder FF-3 holds Sunday comics, generally of the adventure/action type, though the categorization is not rigid. Folder FF-4 holds daily strips, both humorous and adventure/action. Within each folder, the container list presents the titles in alphabetical order by cartoonist.

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: FF-2 Little Annie Rooney (Nicholas Afonsky)
1935 December 22
Folder: FF-2 Henry (Carl Anderson)
1935 November 17
Folder: FF-2 The Pussycat Princess (Edward Anthony; drawn by Grace Drayton)
1935 November 10
Folder: FF-2 Nicodemus O'Malley / Dreamland (Ad Carter)
1936 February 23
Folder: FF-2 Just Kids (Ad Carter)
1936 February 23
Folder: FF-2 Barney Google (Billy DeBeck)
1935 December 29
Folder: FF-2 Little Woman (Vic Forsythe)
1936 February 23
Folder: FF-2 The Katzenjammer Kids (Harold Knerr)
1936 February 2
Folder: FF-2 Bringing Up Father (George McManus)
1935 December 22
Folder: FF-2 Felix [the Cat] (Otto Messmer)
1936 January 5
Folder: FF-2 Toots and Casper (Jimmy Murphy)
1936 February 23
Folder: FF-2 Etta Kett (Paul Robinson)
1936 January 19
Folder: FF-2 The Love-Byrds (Paul Robinson)
1936 February 9
Folder: FF-2 Pete the Tramp (C.D. Russell)
1936 March 22
Folder: FF-2 Sentinel Louie (O. Soglow)
1935 December 22
Folder: FF-2 Polly and Her Pals (Cliff Sterrett)
1935 December 29
Folder: FF-2 Lil Ole Orvie / Oh, Yeah? / Jimmie (James Swinnerton)
1936 March 8
Folder: FF-2 Tillie the Toiler (Russ Westover)
1936 February 16
Folder: FF-2 Elmer (Charles H. [Doc] Winner)
1936 March 1
Folder: FF-2 Blondie (Chic Young)
1935 September 22
Folder: FF-3 Heroes of American HIstory (Nicholas Afonsky)

Scope and Contents

Patrick Henry is the subject of the strip.

1936 March 29
Folder: FF-3 Ted Towers, Animal Master (Frank Buck; drawn by Joe King)
1936 March 22
Folder: FF-3 Mandrake the Magician (Lee Falk & Phil Davis)
1935 November 3
Folder: FF-3 Red Barry (Will Gould)
1936 February 2
Folder: FF-3 Krazy Kat (George Herriman)
Comic strips.Editorial cartoons.
1935 December 8
Folder: FF-3 The Amazing Adventures of Johnny Round-the-World: Through Djuka Lands in Dutch Guiana (William LaVarre, F.R.G.S.)

Scope and Contents

The panels include a photograph, the subject of which appears in one of the cartoon panels.

1936 February 2
Folder: FF-3 Flash Gordon (Alex Raymond)
1936 January 26
Folder: FF-3 Ace Drummond (E.V. Rickenbacker)
1936 February 9
Folder: FF-3 The Thimble Theatre (Elzie Crisler Segar)

Scope and Contents

Includes Popeye and Wimpy

1935 November 3
Folder: FF-3 Radio Patrol (Eddie Sullivan & Charlie Schmidt)
1936 February 1
Folder: FF-3 Tiny Tim (Lyman Young)
1936 January 12
Folder: FF-4 Just Kids (Ad Carter)
1936 February 18
Folder: FF-4 Barney Google (Billy DeBeck)
1936 January 13
Folder: FF-4 Secret Agent X-9 (Charles Flanders)
1936 March 7
Folder: FF-4 Red Barry (Will Gould)
1936 January 20
Folder: FF-4 Krazy Kat (George Herriman)
1936 January 3
Folder: FF-4 Little Annie Rooney (Darrell McClure)
1936 February 24
Folder: FF-4 Bringing Up Father (George McManus)
1936 February 13
Folder: FF-4 Toots and Casper (Jimmy Murphy)
1936 February 15
Folder: FF-4 Pete the Tramp (C.D. Russell)
1936 March 24
Folder: FF-4 Radio Patrol (Charles Schmidt)
1936 March 12
Folder: FF-4 The Thimble Theatre (Elzie Crisler Segar)

Scope and Contents

Includes Popeye and Olive Oyl

1936 March 23
Folder: FF-4 Polly & Her Pals (Cliff Sterrett)
1936 February 22
Folder: FF-4 Tillie the Toiler (Russ Westover)
1936 March 10
Folder: FF-4 Blondie (Chic Young)
1936 February 20
Folder: FF-4 Tim Tyler's Luck (Lyman Young)
1935 December 30

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