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Guide to the Virgil Partch Cartoons and Artwork MS.M.002
MS.M.002  
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Description
Virgil Partch, also known as Vip, was the creator of the popular syndicated cartoon Big George and also had a successful career as a freelance cartoonist and book illustrator in the United States from the 1950s to the 1980s. In addition to original Big George cartoons, this collection includes original artwork created by Partch for numerous magazines including Collier's, True, and the New Yorker. It also includes art work for two children's books, The Dog Who Snored Symphonies and The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snatcher.
Background
Virgil Partch, also known as Vip, was the creator of the popular syndicated cartoons Big George and The Captains' Gig. He was a successful freelance cartoonist and book illustrator in the United States from the 1950s to the 1980s and was widely known for drawing outlandish characters with distorted anotomy. His cartoons were published in numerous magazines including Collier's, True, Playboy, and The New Yorker. He also published 19 books of cartoons and illustrated 12 others, including the two children's books ,The Dog Who Snored Symphonies and The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snatcher. Partch was killed in a car accident in 1984.
Extent
14.9 linear feet (21 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.