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O'Neill, Dan Comic Art Archive
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AX_box 1, folders 1-36

Love letters from Dan O’Neill to Denise Marie Sporer, 1973

Physical Description: 36 letters
AX_box 1, folder 1

Publications containing comics of Dan O’Neill, 1983-1986

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content

Includes issue of San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Punch (August 21, 1983) illustrated by O’Neill and R. Crumb; and ballot pertaining to the U.S. Forest Services logging and herbicide spraying practices (1986).
AX_box 1, folder 2

Promotional pamphlet for Odd Bodkins; related original Odd Bodkins drawings, 1964

Physical Description: 3 items (1 pamphlet and 2 drawings.)
AX_box 1, folder 3

Original color drawings, undated

Physical Description: 2 drawings

Scope and Content

Subjects include Mickey Mouse; Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon (mock-up cover for Dan O’Neill’s ReActionary Comics and Dumb Stories).
AX_box 1, folder 4

O’Neill comic strips, 1980

Physical Description: 3 drawings
AX_box 1, folder 5

O’Neill comic strips, 1981

Physical Description: 33 drawings
AX_box 1, folder 6

O’Neill comic strips, 1982

Physical Description: 39 items (37 drawings and 2 prints.)
AX_box 1, folder 7

O’Neill comic strips, 1983

Physical Description: 38 items (35 drawings and 3 prints.)
AX_box 1, folder 8

O’Neill comic strips, 1984

Physical Description: 45 items (44 drawings and 1 print.)
AX_box 1, folder 9

O’Neill comic strips, 1985

Physical Description: 19 items (17 drawings and 2 prints.)
AX_box 1, folder 10

O’Neill comic strips, undated

Physical Description: 8 items (6 drawings and 2 prints.)
AX_box 1, folder 11

Velox order forms for drawings for San Francisco Chronicle comic strips, undated

Physical Description: 13 items
AX_box 1, folder 12

Mounted Odd Bodkins strip, undated

Physical Description: 1 drawing

Scope and Content

Gift of Peter Sussman, 2013.
AX_box 2, folder 1

Copies of two publications: Big Yellow Drawing Book and Buy This Book of Odd Bodkins, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
AX_box 2, folder 2

Volume 1. Sketchbook, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
AX_box 2, folder 3

Loose/laid in material from volume 1, undated

Physical Description: 1 folder
AX_box 2, folder 4

Volume 2. Sketchbook, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
AX_box 2, folder 5

Loose/laid in material from volume 2, undated

Physical Description: 1 folder
AX_box 2, folder 6

Volume 3. Sketchbook, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
AX_box 2, folder 7

Loose/laid in material from volume 3, undated

Physical Description: 1 folder
AX_box 2, folder 8

Volume 4. Sketchbook, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
AX_box 2, folder 9

Volume 5. Sketchbook, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
AX_box 2, folder 10

Volume 6. Sketchbook, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
AX_box 2, folder 11

Volume 7. Sketchbook, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
AX_box 2, folder 12

Loose/laid in material from volume 7, undated

Physical Description: 1 folder
AX_box 2, folder 13

Metal printing plates for Odd Bodkins strips, undated

Physical Description: 3 items
B_box 1, folder 1

Bucky Bug printing plate, 1970

Physical Description: 1 item
B_box 1, folder 2

Multiple copies of Odd Bodkins cartoon strip reproduction, 1969

Physical Description: 2 prints
B_box 1, folder 3

Multiple copies of Odd Bodkins poster, undated

Physical Description: 2 prints
B_box 1, folder 4

Multiple copies of covers for publication The Collective Unconscience of Odd Bodkins, undated

Physical Description: 4 items
B_box 1, folder 5

Multiple copies of Mouse Liberation Front (MLF) posters, undated

Physical Description: 24 prints
B_box 1, folder 6

Original sketches and comic strip drawings by various artists, 1972-2010

Physical Description: 18 drawings

Scope and Content

Artists include Crabman, David H. Pierce, Jim Cornelius, Fred Rhoads, Shary Flenniken, Campbell and R.L. Crabb, among others. Also includes Gary Halgren’s “Man of the World” (1972), “R.L. Crab’s An Ode to Dianne” (1985) and Gary King’s “The Left-Overs” (1972) and “A Macrobiotic Mind-Fuck” (1972).
B_box 1, folder 7

Material pertaining to publication The Log of the Irish Navy, 1983

Physical Description: 7 items (2 books, 3 mockups and 2 drawings.)
B_box 1, folder 8

Original drawings promoting Big Yellow Book and fund raising for O’Neill’s legal conflict with Disney, undated

Physical Description: 9 drawings
B_box 1, folder 9

Original sketches and drawings, circa 1972-2010?

Physical Description: 15 items (14 drawings and 1 print)
C_box 1, folder 1-28

Odd Bodkins original comic strip drawings, circa 1963-1970?

Physical Description: circa 300 drawings
C_box 2, folder 29-63

Odd Bodkins original comic strip drawings, circa 1963-1970?

Physical Description: circa 300 drawings
C_box 3, folder 64-96

Odd Bodkins original comic strip drawings, circa 1963-1970?

Physical Description: circa 300 drawings
C_box 4, folder 97-137

Odd Bodkins original comic strip drawings, circa 1963-1970?

Physical Description: circa 300 drawings
C_box 5, folder 138-159

Odd Bodkins original comic strip drawings, circa 1963-1970?

Physical Description: circa 300 drawings
C_box 6, folder 1

Original drawings and sketches, undated

Physical Description: 59 drawings
C_box 6, folder 2

Miscellaneous original comic strip drawings, circa 1976-1977?

Physical Description: 14 items (13 drawings and 1 print.)

Scope and Content

Includes “The Holy World”, “O’Neill”, “Tales of Oakland”, “South of the Slot”, “Another True Life Adventure of Cub Calloway” and Bucky Bug character, among others.
C_box 6, folder 3

Original drawings and comic strips, circa 1980-1984?

Physical Description: 13 drawings

Scope and Content

Includes “Odd Bodkins” (2009), “A Letter Home?” and “When in Doubt Enjoy It”, among others.
C_box 6, folder 4

Promotional item for “End of the Trail” radio show, undated

Physical Description: 1 drawing
C_box 6, folder 5

Original drawing of Smokey the Bear, undated

Physical Description: 1 drawing
C_box 6, folder 6

Drawing collaborations between Dan O’Neill, Sheridan Anderson and Gary Hallgren, undated

Physical Description: 5 drawings

Scope and Content

Comic strips include The Petrified Florist and Towering Inferno, among others.
C_box 6, folder 7

Black and white off-prints of Dan O’Neill’s Comics, December 1947, November 1949

Physical Description: 13 prints
C_box 6, folder 8

Full color off-prints of Dan O’Neill’s Comics, undated

Physical Description: 8 prints
C_box 6, folder 9

Multiple copies of poster promoting San Francisco Book Fair, undated

Physical Description: 41 prints
C_box 6, folder 10

Multiple copies of “Wild Dogs in the Streets” poster satirizing San Francisco Mayor Diane Feinstein and the San Francisco Police Department, undated

Physical Description: 2 prints
oversize-folder D 1

Multiple copies of poster reproducing a letter by O’Neill to “Mr. Editor”, promoting the artist’s Odd Bodkins comic strip, 1963?

Physical Description: 5 prints

Scope and Content

Poster also includes reproductions of several strips.
oversize-folder D 2

Multiple copies of four-up color cover runs for issue no. 1 of Mickey Mouse meets the Air Pirates, 1971?

Physical Description: 2 prints
oversize-folder D 3

Original marker drawing, “Anthropoid and the Skunks”, depicting a rock concert, undated

Physical Description: 1 drawing
frame --FR rack

“Wild Dogs in the Streets” poster, undated

Physical Description: 1 print
envelope NEG(strip)

35mm negatives reproducing various Dan O’Neill drawings, undated

Physical Description: approximately 60 photographs : film negatives ; film width 35mm