Not a lot has been written about either V.T. Hamlin or Alley Oop over the years.
The best resource available is the
V.T Hamlin collection at the University of Missouri. Some of the reprinted editions of
strips are accompanied by short essays which contain biographical information. These are listed
below, along with an interview of V.T. Hamlin by Lee Castro.
There are many books about comics and comic artists. The following are
an assortment of recommended titles for further reading, some of which were indespensible in
creating this exhibit.
- Hajdu, David. The ten-cent plague:
the great comic-book scare and how it changed America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
- McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics:
the invisible art. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994, c1993.
- Rosenkranz, Patrick. Rebel visions:
the underground comix revolution, 1963-1975. Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, c2002.
- Tijuana Bibles: art and wit in
America's forbidden funnies, 1930s-1950s [compiled by] Bob Adelman; introductory essay by Art
Spiegelman; commentary by Richard Merkin ; essay by Madeline Kripke. New York: Simon & Schuster
- Werthem, Frederic. Seduction of the
Innocent. New York: Rinehart, [c1954].
- White, David Manning. The Funnies,
an American Idiom. [New York: Free Press of Glencoe, .