Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Messick mss. VIII, Oct. 3, 1949-Feb. 25, 1950, consist of 125 original pen and ink drawings of the Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip by Dale Messick, 1906- , cartoonist.

The two stories represented in this group are that of Lance Hunter and Gracie McKoo, and the beginning of Vallorie, Queen of Gastovia.

Each strip is dated with the month and day of its appearance in print. Panel for Feb. 1, 1950 is lacking.

Also see the Guide to the Collections: Dale Messick & Brenda Starr

Collection size: 125 items

Related manuscripts: Messick mss., Messick mss. II, Messick mss. III, Messick mss. IV, Messick mss. V, Messick mss. VI, Messick mss. VII, Messick mss. IX, Messick mss. X, Messick mss. XI, Messick mss. XII, Messick mss. XIII

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.