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O'Neill, Dan Comic Art Archive
BANC PIC 2013.022  
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Description
This collection constitutes the entirety of Dan O'Neill's personal collection of his work that remained in his possession as of 2012. The majority of items are original drawings, numbering 1,517, for the Odd Bodkins comic strip, which ran from 1964 through 1970.
Background
Born April 21, 1942. Underground cartoonist; creator of Odd Bodkins comic strip; co-founder of Air Pirates comics collective; central figure in well-publicized protracted lawsuit by the Walt Disney Company prompted by the Air Pirates' parodies of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters.
Extent
approximately 2000 items in 9 oversize boxes, 13 oversize folders (ca. 2,000 items), 1 envelope and 1 frame + 1 box (correspondence) : chiefly ink drawings, some color ; various sizes
Restrictions
Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Negatives available by appointment only.