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.


V.T. Hamlin

Alley Oop and Popular Culture

World War II

Before Alley Oop

After Alley Oop

Exhibition Event Videos



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