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Bonnet-Brown Comic Art Syndicate Collection


Bonnet-Brown Comic Art Syndicate Collection


Scope and Content Note

Published strips, cartoons, and features by various comic strip artists of the 1930s, including Burne Hogarth, V.T. Hamlin, Leon A. Beroth, Ken Reynolds and Art Helfant. The collection contains photocopies taken from The Waynesboro News-Virginian newspaper, Waynesboro, Virginia, 1932-1933, from the Bonnet-Brown Comic Art Syndicate, on microfilm. The comics featured are “It’s Possible,” “Ivy Hemmanhaw Says,” “Bellboy 13,” “Alley Oop,” “The Adventures of Tom, Dick and Harry,” “Smokie,” “Luke Barker Says,” Editorial Cartoon, “Odd-But-True Inventions,” “Chucky,” as well as a few other features.

Biographical/Descriptive Note

The Bonnet-Brown Comic Art Syndicate of Chicago is believed to have published eleven strips, cartoons, and other features from December 5, 1932, through April 24, 1933. The company subsequently folded.


Materials do not circulate but are available to all users in the Special Collections Reading Room during service hours or by appointment.