Sunday, July 09, 2017

Lena the Hyena-The Contest 1946



Cartoonist Basil Wolverton would have been 108 years old today. Although he had been around for years already, Wolverton first became widely known when he won Al Capp's Draw Lena the Hyena contest in LI'L ABNER. The contest caused a nationwide hysteria for several months in 1946. Here are a number of examples of that, followed at bottom by Basil's winning entry.
























































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