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Comic Art in Museums$
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Kim A. Munson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496828118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001

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Mort Walker, Historian

Mort Walker, Historian

(p.152) Mort Walker, Historian
Comic Art in Museums

Cullen Murphy

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter includes a 2017 tribute to Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey, Hi & Lois) after his passing, by Cullen Murphy, author of the book Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe. This chapter discusses the founding of the Museum of Cartoon Art and Walker’s determination to gain recognition for comic artists, and his efforts at the preservation of original comic art drawings. This chapter explains how Mort began collecting comics drawings as a youth and the importance of comics as a cultural record. Image: art print of Beetle Bailey and Sarge.

Keywords:   Museum of Cartoon Art, Collecting comics, Comics as cultural record, Preservation, tribute

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