overall: 44.6 cm x 60.8 cm; 17 9/16 in x 23 15/16 in
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the <i>Short Ribs</i> comic strip shows the wedding of Gert and a younger, attractive man who appears to have been the victim of a spell.
Frank O’Neal (1921-1986) sold his first cartoon to the <i>Saturday Evening Post</i> in 1950. In 1958 he debuted his <i>Short Ribs</i> comic strip and continued to draw the strip until 1973. His assistant, Frank Hill, then took over the strip and O’Neal spent the rest of his career creating advertising art.
<i>Short Ribs</i> (1958-1982) was a strip without a regular cast or a continuous setting. With some frequency, however, the strip took place in a castle in Medieval Europe. Other locations included Ancient Egypt or the American West. The storylines regularly made references to 20th-century events.