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Hamlin, V T

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Artist, Author, Comics.

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(1900-1993) US Comics writer and artist who created the Alley Oop (which see) comic strip in 1932, initially as Prehistoric SF but later ranging much more widely via Time Travel, beginning with Alley Oop: The First Time Travel Adventure (6 March 1939-23 March 1940 Alley Oop; graph 2013); there is even a trip to the Moon in Alley Oop: Daily Strips from August 31, 1948 to November 9, 1949 (graph coll 1995). Earlier, several pre-World War Two book-length tales of Alley Oop appeared, either in the Big Little Book series (interacting text and illustration on opposite pages) or in similar series by other names: Alley Oop and Dinny (graph 1934) and Alley Oop and Dinny in the Jungles of Moo (graph 1938), both Big Little Books; and Alley Oop in the Invasion of Moo (graph 1935) and Alley Oop and the Missing King of Moo (1938 chap). Extended tales reprinted from the actual daily strip appear in Hamlin's Alley Oop: Daily Strips from July 20, 1946 to June 20, 1947 (graph coll 1990) and its continuations [see Checklist below]. Hamlin retired from the daily Alley Oop strip in 1968 and from the Sunday strip in 1973, when it was taken over by his assistant Dave Graue (1926-2001). [JC/DRL]

Vincent Trout Hamlin

born Perry, Iowa: 10 May 1900

died Brooksville, Florida: 14 June 1993



Alley Oop


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