Join us for a conversation with artists and designers about comic books and superheroes as vehicles for the exploration of identity. Panelists include Phil Jimenez (Marvel Comics), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Wepa Woman) and Ivan Velez, Jr. (Tales of the Closet). The discussion will be moderated by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, and author of Latino U.S.A.: A Cartoon History.
Dates based on Waugh's time working on the Dickie Dare comic strip. Original ink drawing dated 4-22. Penciled note in upper right corner gives title: Satan's deflation. Additional note (crossed out) reads: Devil in a double. Three-panel strip shows Dickie going to join Dan in a fistfight with the Black Devil.
Date based on duration of the comic strip. Four panel strip showing Hank getting into an altercation with a fellow G.I. Strip is presumed to have been drawn by Waugh, although the third panel has an insert with two names written: Robert Burwick and Bruce Currie.
Dates based on Waugh's time working on the Dickie Dare comic strip. Original ink drawing dated 7-10. Penciled note in upper right corner gives title: Trader Ho, friend or foe? Two panel strip in which Dickie meets Trader Ho, a ship's captain.
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Founding Fragments - Political Comic Books
Before television became widespread, political candidates used any means available to bring their message to potential voters. In the mid-20th century, this included a medium that has all but disappeared today: the political comic book. Host Tory Altman talks with curator Larry Bird about the Museum's collection of these unique artifacts. The "Founding Fragments" video series gets up close and personal with historical treasures in the collection of the National Museum of American History. Subscribe to our channel to find out about future episodes, or learn more at http://americanhistory.si.edu/connect/founding-fragments. Written, directed, and edited by Kent Chadwick
Coulton Waugh Dickie Dare comic strip, "Hearts are thumps"
Waugh, Coulton, 1896-1973
1 drawing : ink ; 18 x 57 cm.
between 1934 and 1958
Comic books, strips, etc.
Dates based on Waugh's time working on the Dickie Dare comic strip. Original ink drawing dated 1-13. Penciled note in upper right corner gives title: Hearts are thumps. Four-panel strip in which Dickie Dare and his dog Wags follow a trail of footprints in the snow.